Nomo performs live in The Current studios

Nomo arrives as a surprise from the North with their mix of avant garde jazz and a heavy dose of funk in their Afrobeat sound.
Nomo arrives as a surprise from the North with their mix of avant garde jazz and a heavy dose of funk in their Afrobeat sound. (Photo: Doug Coombe)
  1. Listen Nomo performs live in The Current studios

    May 4, 2009

Coming together in 2003 in Ann Arbor, MI, Nomo arrives as a surprise from the North with their mix of avant garde jazz and a heavy dose of funk in their Afrobeat sound.

The nine core members of the group have been joined by over 60 performers on their live and studio performances since their formation, making use wide range of musical training in each of their sweeping compositions. Nomo has released four albums, the most recent in May of 2009 titled, "Invisible Cities."

Songs performed: "Invisible Cities," "Waiting," and "Bumbo" (Moondog cover)

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