Current position

Associate Professor of Ethnomusicology

Yunnan University – Center for Ethnomusicology, Kunming (China) – now an independent scholar

Chair of the ICTM Study Group on Audiovisual Ethnomusicology

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Latest publications:

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




Ethnomusicology in Audiovisual Time, edited by Yu Hui, Leonardo D’Amico and Yves Defrance (eds). Hangzhou: Zhejiang University Press, 2018.


“Reality and fiction: audiovisual representations of traditional musical cultures in China” in Global Perspectives of Chinese Music in the Internet Age, by Yu Hui and Stephen Wild (eds). Hangzhou: Zhejiang University Press, 2019, pp. 130-163.

rgResearch Gate:



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

Efik percussionists. EsukMba, Nigeria, 2012. 

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

A lesson of Ethnomusicology at Yunnan University (China)

Drums master class in Xian (China)

Inlingua International School of Languages, Kunming (China)


Immagini & Suoni del Mondo

(Florence, Italy) 


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

Roots in Action (Caserta, 2013)