Dancity festival

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NENEH CHERRY w/ RocketNumberNine S, Smalltown Supersound


Friday, June 27th 2014 // 22:00 // Auditorium S. Domenico

Born in Stockholm in 1964, Cherry moved back eight years ago to "come to terms with the Swedish bit of herself" – and it worked. Her slow comeback began in 2012 with The Cherry Thing, a collaboration with Nordic jazz-skronk trio the Thing, who formed to play their own adaptations of the music of Don Cherry, her stepfather. Her first solo album in 18 years, the forthcoming Blank Project, is an eerie, compelling affair featuring evocative beat-style poetry and written in her bedroom using the same Casio synth she's had for 20 years.
Neneh Cherry broke through to fame initially with her 1988 smash hit Buffalo Stance - praised by contemporary reviews for its anti-materialism and its original sense of urban camaraderie. Massive Attack's trip-hop album Blue Lines, which was partly funded by Cherry's chart success, was produced in her back bedroom.
After the success of her 1996 album Man, which featured the worldwide hit 7 Seconds with Youssou N'Dour, Cherry stopped making solo albums and dedicated herself to family life.
The Cherry Bear Collective, her company with Cameron McVey, best known for his work with such musicians as Massive Attack and Portishead, is now called Nomad Productions and is based in west London. Dozens of people were involved in Blank Project – from Kieran Hebden (Four Tet), who produced it, to the two-man music factory RocketNumberNine and diffident Dutch songwriter the Child of Lov, who died last year aged just 26.

Neneh Cherry, interview: 'People ask me where I've been for 18 years'
Kate Mossman, The Observer, Feb. 2014


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