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Adriano Clemente

Born in Lecce in 1958, he grew up in Naples, and although he did not have a formal musical training as a child, he started to play guitar and piano at an early age, and composed his first songs in the early seventies. ​In 1974 he began to set to music the William Blake’s poems, as a result of which he made his first concert in Naples in 1978. ​In 1979 he formed a group in Rome for performing his Blake songs. He sang and played guitar and lute with Andrea Damiani, lute; Alessio Colarizi, recorder, crumhorn; and Miranda Simmons, voice. The band performed at the Folk Studio, Fonclea and other clubs in Rome. ​In 1982 he spent many months in India and Nepal, where he studied sarod in the Hindustani tradition with blind sarod master Mohan Sundar, and khyal vocal style with Chetnath Sharma. ​In 1986 he collaborated with Costantino Albini in the soundtrack of the TV movie “Cinque Piccoli Indiani” by Paolo Brunatto, playing sarod, hammered dulcimer, and percussions

Article: Album Review

Adriano Clemente - Akashmani Ensemble: Cuban Fires

Read "Cuban Fires" reviewed by Angelo Leonardi


Dopo Havana Blue (Dodicilune 2017) prosegue il viaggio di Adriano Clemente nei territori della musica cubana, con brani originali ispirati a vari stili di quella tradizione musicale. “In occasione del mio secondo viaggio a L'Avana nel dicembre 2016—ha detto il compositore—ho contattato Eduardo Sandoval, un giovane trombonista di talento il cui primo cd Caminos Abiertos mi ...

Album

Cuban Fires

Label: Dodicilune Records
Released: 2018
Track listing: Cuban Fires; Con Alma (For Enrico); Mango Cha; Nueva Alegria; Mambo House; G Son; Olvidado; Cuban Fires (Reprise).


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