Current position

Adjunct 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

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.

“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)


Immagini & Suoni del Mondo

(Florence, Italy) 

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

Conference. Roots in Action (Caserta, 2013)

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).

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