NSISTA is a remarkable musical project from the brazilian sisters, Marise and Amarilis Cardoso, based in Barcelona. Their original audiovisual performance is delightfully fresh, composed from electronic beats mixed with rhythms of afro-latin roots, interesting vocal games and impelling stage performance.
“I salute you,” say the sisters.
And not in spanish or portuguese, but in yoruba, an african language.
As brazilian immigrants in Barcelona, NSISTA not only recognize their ethnically mixed background, but explore it thoroughly, delving into the very depths of the myths and sound of Afro-Brazilian culture.
From this position, they embark on creating music and live performances that reflect tradition whilst transforming it into something completely new and unique, with the power of ancient roots music, energy of the new world beats and dynamic synergy.
The NSISTA sisters were born in a house full of records _ their father is a vinyl collector _ and began to experiment with classical music at a very young age, studying in conservatories, playing in orchestras, singing in choirs, rock bands and djing in Brazil. Both are architects and live and work with music between Barcelona and Brasil since the beginning of the millennium, and in 2007 got together to form NSISTA.
Released through the new 189MHz platform, the music of NSISTA is the lucid expression of two musicians who understand that in order to create a new language and launch it into a globalized world, one must first forge a strong connection to one’s roots.
Simultaneously concrete and spiritual, reverent and daring in equal measure, and as close to the damp earth as it is to the dance floor, NSISTA’s music invites listeners to get caught up in their spell and sense of amazement.
Two women, voices of different shades, organic beats, playing live digital and analogical percussion; in a forceful spectacle, with scenic interventions and total integration with the crowd.
Beats, music, lyrics, clothes, accessories, make up, 100% hand made by NSISTA.