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Nu Genea

Multi-instrumental jazz/funk duo from Naples, based in Berlin

Armando Bellmas
Armando Bellmas
Nu Genea

Today on Ecléctico you're listening to Nu Genea, a duo of musicians originally from Naples, Italy, and now based in Berlin. This song, and the whole album, is steeped in the "diverse influences that shaped their city’s thriving cultural scene in the 70’s and 80’s and joining the dots between Napoli’s great icons of jazz, funk, disco and boogie," as you'll find out when you read more about the music.

You'll go deeper with an excerpt from and a link to an interview with the duo on Off The Record.


"Ddoje Facce" by Nu Genea
2018 | Multi-instrumental jazz/funk duo from Naples, based in Berlin


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Napoli has always been a way station for different populations as it’s centered in the middle of the Mediterranean. A place where people have always been open to musical and cultural exchanges. This has inevitably influenced our general approach to music. Traditional Neapolitan music (Canzone Napoletana) was born around the XIII century as a spontaneous expression of the Neapolitan people which, above all, demonstrated the contradiction between the natural beauties and the objective difficulties of life in Naples. After a number of years, this contrast is still present and people keep living it as an inner conflict. It’s probably this inner conflict that has inspired our music and all the generations of musicians before us. Particularly one song in our album (“Ddoje Facce”/“Two Faces”) perfectly encapsulates this concept as it says: “So Ddoje facc ‘e na medaglia o t’a pigl’ o l’ea lassà” (it’s two sides of a coin, either you take it or you leave it).

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