I don’t know about you, but for a couple of weeks we’ve been humming Sto venenno, ce vedimmo llà, A Mmarechiaro, nun te faje truvà. It’s impossible not to have heard “Marechià”, the single with which Nu Genea are back after three years since their last release with the LP “Nuova Napoli”.
The Neapolitan of Massimo Di Lena and Lucio Aquilina mixes with the French of Célia Kameni to create a disco funk song that combines not only different languages, but also distant cultures and sounds. From the very first notes, this single makes you want to dance, turn off your computer and go for a swim in the sea.
This breath of fresh air brings with it two news. The first is the change of name from Nu Guinea to Nu Genea.
“This break allowed us to reflect on the inequalities and lack of ethnic-cultural diversity, not only in the music industry, but in more areas of society. In particular, last summer’s protests on these grounds ignited something within us.
Hence our decision to change our name to NU GENEA.
Referring to the Greek word “γενεά” (genea), which means “birth”, Nu Genea wants to signify a new birth in our consciousness, as well as a name that more directly reflects the concept of our music, i.e. mixing styles and sounds, which throughout history have touched the Gulf of Naples, and giving them a new birth. This slight change of letters has changed the meaning considerably and reconciles us to the primary objective of our music.”
The second more than news is the news we have all been waiting for, that “Marechià” precedes a new LP that will be released in the coming months by NG Records under license from Carosello Records.
We can’t wait to listen to it and in the meantime we have asked Nu Genea to be the protagonists of our 100th Vinilica and to make an exclusive playlist for Collater.al with their influences and the songs they have been listening to most recently. Turn up the volume and for the next hour let yourself be carried away by their selection of tracks.