Current position

Associate Professor of Ethnomusicology

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

Co-founder and 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)

Conference. Roots in Action (Caserta, 2013)

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.