Nisia is the outcome of the encounter of two very different musical spheres, the traditional music of southern Italy and the European jazz/folk.
The result of this meeting is a repertoire rich in emotion, humour, passion and cheerfulness.
Inspired by the ancient musical and rhythmic traditions of regions such as Sicily, Calabria, Campania, the percussionist and singer Emanuela Lodato and the double bass player Vincent Noiret reinterpret, compose, combine, create their own style which, like a thousand-year-old olive tree spreads its roots deep underneath and lifts up its branches and its fruit towards the sky. The duo is supported by the talent of the Belgian accordionist Jonathan De Neck, from the folk background, and very rich and creative in his way of accompanying and "groover".
Lullabies, ballads, songs for work, for fighting, for love, for celebrations, melodies to dance to the rousing rhythm of tarantellas : all this builds up their repertoire and their research.
A research that aims, above all, at a better understanding of oneself and of the other : where do we come from ? Where are we heading to ? Could we, thanks to music, go past the linguistic and cultural barriers that weigh heavily on our society ?
Vincent Noiret : double bass, chitarra battente, sing. Emanuela Lodato : frame drums, sing, Jew’s harp. Jonathan De Neck : diatonic accordion, sing