Current position

Associate Professor of Ethnomusicology

Yunnan University – Center for Ethnomusicology, Kunming (China) – now 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.

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


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)

Ethnomusicology class 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.
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).