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Adriano Adewale

Throw aside preconceived musical prejudices, abandon all attempts to catalogue: a rich chemistry of cultural influences is at work in when the Adriano Adewale Group stop onto the stage. Rooted in the musical traditions of Nigeria, Angola and Brazil and infused with contemporary European classical and jazz styles, their debut album SEMENTES is a colourful cocktail of infectiously funky rhythms and intimate soulful ballads peppered with free-jazz improvisation.
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”World jazz at its best. Exhilarating, uplifting, life affirming music from the planet via London.” **** The Jazz Mann.com

“Adewale gave an extraordinary performance.” Jazzwise - Pizza Express Launch Review

“The vibe is exhilarating.” **** Manchester Evening News

“Adewale's compositions are simple but uncliched, featuring different percussive combinations on nearly every track. It's beautifully recorded.” *** The Guardian

“…Sementes benefits from a loose, folky, jazz feel and nuances that separate it from your average world groove recording.” *** Jazzwise

“an album that, although superficially gentle on the ear, reveals more powerful felicities on repeated exposure.” Vortex Jazz

“Buy the album, stay at home, go on a journey.” worldmusic.co.uk

“a fine evocative album.” *** Songlines

Primary Instrument

Percussion

Location

London

Willing to teach

Beginner to advanced

Credentials/Background

Adriano Adewale delivers workshops and master classes in percussion and for all ages and abilities. Workshops can be tailored to the needs of your group and be a one off or regular sessions. Adriano is also a tutor for the London based learning and participation organisation Create Arts. "One of the most enjoyable world music workshops we've staged in recent years. The children were totally captivated by Adriano's music and both pupils and teachers had a fantastic time." Venue feedback on workshop, Royal International Pavilion, Llangollen, April 2008

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