Current position

Post-Doctoral Researcher in Ethnomusicology

University College Cork (Ireland)

Co-founder and Chair of the ICTM Study Group on Audiovisual Ethnomusicology

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academiaAcademia.edu: https://ucc-ie.academia.edu/LeonardoDAmico

rgResearch Gate: www.researchgate.net/profile/Leonardo-Damico-2

Latest publications:

Audiovisual Ethnomusicology. Filming musical cultures by Leonardo D’Amico. Bern: Peter Lang, 2020.

“Audiovisual Ethnomusicology is a revelation, an inspiration and an important new story about what ethnomusicologists do and therefore what ethnomusicology is” – Timothy Rice


Fang musicians. Cameroon, 2012.
Bulang musicians. China. 2017

Efik percussionists in EsukMba, Nigeria, 2012.

Leonardo D’Amico and Meki Nzewi during fieldwork in Esuk Mba (Nigeria). Excerpt from the documentary “Pasos de Cumbia” (Cumbia Steps) by V. Cavallo, 2012.
Angelo Arribas (gaita) and Leonardo D’Amico (tamboril). Miranda do Douro, Tras-os-Montes, Portugal, 2011. Research project “Musicas tradicionalesy populares de Zamora y Miranda do Douro: Documentacion, estudio, interpretacion”. Principal Investigator: Prof. Enrique Camara (Universidad de Valladolid). Research team: Matias Isolabella, Salvatore Rossano and Leonardo D’Amico.

“Nuovo Cinema Paradiso”, performed by Yunnan University chamber orchestra created and conducted by Leonardo D’Amico (Kunming, China, 26/06/2017)


Ethnomusicology class at Yunnan University (China)

Ethnomusicology class at Yunnan University (China)

Drumming masterclass in Xian (China)

Drumming masterclass in Xian (China)

Drumming masterclass in Kunming (China)

Inlingua International School of Languages, Kunming (China)


WORLD MUSIC FILM FESTIVAL

Immagini & Suoni del Mondo

(Florence, Italy) 

Leo & Toumani Diabaté (Festival Musica dei Popoli, Florence, 2007)

Conference “Roots in Action” (Caserta, 2013)


Field trip with my wife Diamantina. Research on Afro-Colombian music (Mompox, Colombia, 1996).

Nice memories from the ’80s! Playing “Got a Match?” at the Jazz Club in Florence. Stefano Bollani (piano), Elio Nencioni (bass), Stefano Negri (sax) and Leonardo D’Amico (drums).
Italian Youth Jazz Orchestra (Orchestra Giovanile Italiana di Jazz), Barga Jazz, 1993. Conductor: Bruno Tommaso. On drums: Leonardo D’Amico.