“The Quarenta Podcast” means for 40 minutes of chat around Music & Finland
On this episode we talked to Adriano Adewale, a doctoral candidate researching on the performance of the Brazilian “Berimbau”, at the Sibelius Academy – University of the Arts Helsinki.
He is a graduate of the University of the State of S.Paulo (UNESP), in classical music – percussion – and has a vast background in improvisation, non-formal education and world music.
Growing up in Brazil, he has been exposed to a rich and diverse musical and cultural heritage that he continued to explore in Africa, the UK and now Finland.
During the 40 minutes, Adriano shared his views on identity, tradition, the meanings of performance, complexity and essence, and minimal tools for expression. It was a privilege to interview him – I cannot wait for our next chat.