Innovative hybrid orchestra, Nu Deco Ensemble, have released their live video performance of “Me Voy”. Watch here. The performance comes ahead of their new EP, Nu Deco Ensemble + Cimafunk: Live in Miami. Due for release on October 9, the EP finds the genre-bending ensemble and noted AfroCubanFunk artist joining forces for an explosive live music experience combining funk, Afrobeat and orchestral sounds. Nu Deco Ensemble + Cimafunk: Live in Miami is the first installment of the Nu Deco Ensemble+ Series—an ongoing collection of archived recordings performed in various venues in vibrant Miami, FL with some of music’s top talents. Pre-save the EP on Spotify here: https://show.co/wfVkq6y.
“Collaborating with the incomparable Cimafunk was a phenomenal experience, as his talent and versatility have no boundaries,” shares Nu Deco Ensemble co-founder and artistic director, Sam Hyken. “This marks a continuation of our special relationship with the music and musicians of Cuba, and we are thrilled to share this special evening with the world as part of the Nu deco+ series.”
Fellow Nu Deco Ensemble co-founder and artistic director, Jacomo Bairos, shares the same sentiment explaining, “Cimafunk is a once in a generation artist. His unique blend of funk, Cuban, Afro-Cuban and soul creates this fusion of artistry, panache and fun. While he draws inspiration from so much past musical history and previous iconic giants before him, he has crafted a new, fresh and relevant sound that is infectious and vibrant. I dare you to listen to Cimafunk and not want to jump out of your chair and dance for joy!”
Cimafunk adds, “It was an amazing surprise to find out that I would be sharing the stage with Nu Deco. I had wanted to listen to myself sing with a classical orchestra for a long time now. With Nu Deco it was something like that, but in a much more relaxed way than I had imagined. The musical arrangements were really electric and clean. I think that was the most special thing of the whole experience.”