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Nérija in session

Live music from the trailblazing UK septet, Nérija. Plus Cuban vocalist Daymé Arocena shares the tracks that inspire her.

Kevin Le Gendre presents an exclusive session from trailblazing UK septet Nérija. They perform music from their debut album, Blume, which pairs danceable grooves with joyful melodies, drawing on funk, soul, hip hop and Afrobeat. Nérija brings together some of the most talked-about players on the London scene: saxophonists Nubya Garcia and Cassie Kinoshi, trumpeter Sheila Maurice-Grey, trombonist Rosie Turton, guitarist Shirley Tetteh, drummer Lizy Exell and bassist Rio Kai.

Also in the programme, vocalist Daymé Arocena shares music that inspires her. She explores her Cuban heritage and pays tribute to one of the greats of jazz voice, Nina Simone.

Produced by Dominic Tyerman for Somethin’ Else.

13 days left to listen

1 hour, 29 minutes

Music Played

  • Nérija

    Partner Girlfriend Lover

    • Live in session for J to Z.
  • Terri Lynne Carrington and Social Science

    Pray The Gay Away

    • Waiting Game.
  • Tom Cawley


    • Catenaccio.
  • Fernando Falcão

    Ladeira Dos Innocentes

    • Memoria das Aguas.
  • Steps Ahead


    • Steps Ahead.
  • Nérija

    EU (Emotionally Unavailable)

    • Live in session for J to Z.
  • Joshua Redman & Brooklyn Rider

    Sun on Sand

    • Sun on Sand.
  • Clora Bryant

    Gypsy In My Soul

    • Gal With A Horn.
  • Daymé Arocena


    • Sonocardiogram.
    • Brownswood Recordings.
  • Daymé Arocena's Inspirations

    • La Lupe


    • Concha Buika

      La Niebla

    • Gema Corredera


    • Gal Costa

      Derradeira Primavera

    • Nina Simone

      I Put A Spell On You

  • Nérija


    • Live in session for J to Z.


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