Producer. Musician. Educator.
Adam Carpinelli is a multifaceted artist, producer, community organizer and multi-instrumentalist. His studies of world music started with Ghanaian drumming; having performed, and recorded for Obo Addy, the late Master Drummer. Carpinelli also has been influenced by working with Indian, Afro Cuban and Senegalese artists.
Adam finds the language of music not only as self expression but a vessel to communicate social change. Adam was born in New York, raised in Northern Virginia and moved to Portland, Oregon in the late 90’s. Upon attaining his Master’s in Pan-African Studies at Syracuse University, Adam has lectured undergraduate courses and presented at national conferences across the country on music, social change, world history, and African studies.
He describes his main artistic influences as his father who is a painter. Being an artist who addresses social issues and contributing to make the world a better place is the driving force that ignites Adam’s heart. Adam currently resides in Portland, Oregon where performs with his progressive jazz and world beat projects Shvvvr, Wamba and works with Senegalese Master Drummer Massamba Diop from Baaba Maal’s band and The Black Panther soundtrack.