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Posted on: Thu Nov 14 2013

New artwork shop online now


Stunning signed, limited edition giclée prints and folding greetings cards now available.

Click here to check out the new artwork shop now >

There are 5 fantastic designs available either as framed or unframed prints or as greetings cards. The prints are on Arches Velin Museum Rag 250g/m2 paper. (limited edition of 150). The 257 x 317mm and the 175x235mm unframed prints are sold with a passe-partout and an acid free backing.
 
Notation scores now available
     
  Posted on: Sat Nov 3 2012
Music scores of Antonio's songs now available to purchase from the website.

Click here to download music scores now >
Dear guitarists and music lovers,
Many of you have asked me in the past when would I make transcriptions of my music available….Well, here is the good news!
Most of transcriptions are now finally available for purchase and download.
Enjoy
Antonio x

Notation for Madiba's Jive from the new album Sketches of Africa, the whole of the Live! album as well as Tears of Joy Dedicato and Tiramisu' are available for download.
In standard notation and tablature. These complete transcriptions offers not only a look at Antonio's music, but also an insight to his style and techniques.


 
  Posted on: Sun Sep 16 2012

The album SKETCHES of AFRICA is now available to purchase from this website.

Available as high quality MP3 download or physical CD.

Signed CD's are also available.

 

Posted on: Tue Sep 4 2012
Two new free high quality downloads from the new album have been added to the member area.

Login/ Sign up now and go to the 'Member Area' to get them now.

These tracks will be available for a limited period.
 

Posted on: Tue Sep 4 2012
Sunday’s JAZZ LINE-UP show on BBC Radio 3 at 11pm 9th September, will be playing the track MADIBA’S JIVE from the album SKETCHES of AFRICA.
 
  Posted on: Wed Jul 18 2012

Sketches of Africa

New album due for release in summer 2012
Thrilling voyage round the world … passion, grace and fire.‘
The Times ☆☆☆☆
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Multi-award winning guitarist-composer Antonio Forcione is launching his new album Sketches of Africa in summer 2012. This album sees Antonio locking his creative focus onto one place.

Sketches of Africa is inspired by his recent tours through the continent. It showcases his compositions in collaboration with local musicians who, together, evoke a joyous, spiritually beguiling homage to a continent still going through immense change. His first album in 5 years, Sketches of Africa is eagerly awaited.

Collaborating with Antonio on this album, along with his successful quartet artists, are such greats as Seckou Keita (Senegal), Chiwoniso Maraire (Zim), Juldeh Camara (Gambia), Zamo Mbutho (SA).

All tracks composed, arranged and produced by Antonio Forcione. Co-produced with the legendary Chris Kimsey.
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‘Forcione plays un-stringed parts of the guitar other players can’t hope to reach.’
The Independent ☆☆☆☆☆

‘One of the great acoustic guitarists’
The Guardian ☆☆☆☆☆

‘I was amazed at his musicianship.. If you've not seen him play before, then get along. He is unique. You'll probably see me there’.
Bill Bailey

 

Posted on: Wed Jul 18 2012

New Album due soon


Antonio's new album 'SKETCHES OF AFRICA' is inspired by recent travels to the Continent and is the first new recording in five years; a beautifully captured concoction of world music with an emphasis on what African music does best; rhythm and melody. This is an album low on instrumental self-indulgence and packed with stunning melodies and toe-tapping beats such as the evocative 'Madiba's Jive' composed as a tribute to Mandela.

Antonio Forcione is a master of his game, not only as one of the great acoustic guitarists but globally respected for his compositions.

This new album buzzes with originality, craftsmanship and passion.

 

To celebrate it's forthcoming release we are offering members the chance to download two exclusive tracks:

Afrika

Madiba's Jive

So become a member today by just selecting 'Members Area' from the main menu, follow the simple instructions and download these great tunes :-)