Antonio Forcione- Guitar

Adriano Adewale - Percussion

Award winning guitar virtuoso Antonio Forcione joins dynamic Brazilian percussionist Adriano Adewale to form a breathtaking duo which masterfully blends soul-jazz and brazilian guitar with African and Latin rhythms. Passionately melodic, inventive and heartwarming.

Original world class music.

‘…Guitar heroics, yes, but with a touch of class.’
(Clive Davis)
The Times (Dec 06)

- “Forcione plays unstringed parts of the guitar other players can’t hope to reach”

Adriano Adewale was born in Sao Paulo – Brazil.

He moved to London in 2000 and formed his first UK band Sambura, which released one album: “Cru”. Performing in various festivals and venues, Adriano was introduced to Antonio Forcione and soon became part of the Antonio Forcione Quartet which has been performing all over the world.

Other great collaborators he has worked with include: Jonny Phillips, Seu Jorge, Jonathan Preiss, Seb Rochford, Monica Vasconcelos, Andy Sheppard, Tuti Moreno, Rodolfo Stroeter, Modeste Hughes, Gustavo Marques, Netsayi Chigwendere, Julia Biel, Zoe Rahman, Steve Lodder and Ronu Majumdar. Working in partnerships with artists, he created sound tracks for: fine artist Monica de Miranda, the English dance company Stacked Wonky and a percussion based sound track for an animation movie based on the fairy tale “Little Red Riding Hood”. He also shared the stage with Oliver Mtukudzi (Zimbabwe), Tcheka(Cape Verde) and supported Cesaria Evora, Airton Moreira and Flora Purim, Jools Holland, Seu Jorge, and Boubacar Traore. Venues he has performed at include : QEH, RFH, Barbican, Apollo, Usher Hall, Olimpia(Paris), Jazz Café, Ronnie Scotts, SAGE.