Adam Carpinelli is a multi-instrumentalist and producer with a passion for music from Africa, India, Latin America and the Caribbean. He played guitar, performed and recorded for late Ghanaian Master Drummer Obo Addy in his band Kukrudu. Other world beat projects have included Ibrahima Camara from Senegal, Akuma Roots reggae band, Loveness Wessa from Zimbabwe and Igbo Ana with Icidro Valor Perez of Cuba. He played bass, guitar, and percussion in several Portland based projects including Ubuntu Project, Fingerpaint Afrojazz, Kalakuta Afrobeat Band, Mass Transit and Tropical Storm. Adam currently performs and records with Senegalese Master Drummer Massamba Diop from Baaba Maal’s band and The Black Panther soundtrack. He resides in Portland, Oregon where he performs with his progressive World/Jazz projects Shvvvr & Wamba.