Innovative hybrid orchestra, Nu Deco Ensemble, are thrilled to announce 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. Fans can watch the live video performance of “Me Voy” here. 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.
“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.”