Three musicians from the experimental/jazzcore scene closed in a garage for hours, creating an explosive contemporary version of Afro-Latin music: this is Ay!

Crooked riffs that groove high, mariachi-like atonal reeds specials and polyrhythmic percussions layers drive you back and forth, from a Brazilian favela to the East-side of Rome, from Lagos to Bruxelles. The result is one of the freshest proposals from the burgeoning jazzcore scene of Rome, namely: Fabiano Marcucci on electric bass, Marco Di Gasbarro on drums and Daniele Martini on saxophone.

Born in 2011 the band has released its first EP ‘Sanba’ in 2012 and was since engaged in an extensive touring routine that brought it around in Italy, France, Holland, Germany and UK, where their performance at the festival Match & Fuse has been reviewed with praises by The Guardian.

April 2015 has seen the birth of their second release: a split record with Hot Head Show. The two bands have presented their creation in two intense touring legs, in Italy and UK.

A new master is ready to be released, in the meanwhile the afro-latin punk is spreading around..

Afro-latin punk from Rome