World Music Institute Presents Justin Adams and Mauro Durante


Justin Adams is a guitarist, producer, and composer who has worked with the likes of Robert Plant in the Sensational Space Shifters, Jah Wobble, and Sinead O’Connor. Adams has also produced luminaries such as Malian group Tinariwen, Gambia’s Juldeh Camara, and, most recently, Puglian ensemble CGS (Canzoniere Grecanico Salentino). His own personal projects have received critical acclaim as well. Ribbons, Adams’ solo guitar record, was cited by Songlines Magazine among the top 50 albums of the past decade. This latest collaboration with Mauro Durante, composer and bandleader of Canzoniere Grecanico Salentino, stems from a concert led by Ludovico Einaudi, the legendary Notte de Taranta in Puglia, where the two first played together. Adams and Durante’s most recent musical effort Still Moving was recorded straight to tape with no overdubs. The record effortlessly weaves through love songs of southern Italy and rasping blues from North Africa and North America. WMI is excited to present this long-time, collaborative duo in an intimate setting.