Antonio Forcione - Guitarist
Antonio (born 1960) is hailed as the Jimi Hendrix of the acoustic guitar. He has won numerous awards, released 16 albums of largely original material and tours internationally in festivals and for charity performances and masterclass workshops.
He was born in a village on the Adriatic shore of Molise in southern Italy.. He first drew public attention at 13 when he toured Italy with his own band as a guitarist, mandolinist and drummer. A few years later he obtained a diploma in art and sculpture from the Art Institute in Ancona where he also studied percussion. For a further two years he studied harmony and mime in Rome, before moving to London in 1983.
Unable to speak English, he initially resorted to busking in the streets of London’s Covent Garden. Within 2 months he had won an award which led to a BBC television appearance before being whisked off to open for Barclay James Harvest on a major European tour, culminating in a concert at Wembley Arena. He never looked back. Since then he has worked in collaboration with many artists, touring the world in duo, trio and quartet formats such as The Antonio Forcione Quartet and in his duo with Brazilian percussionist Adriano Adewale. His latest group is AKA, a trio with Seiku Keita and Adriano Adewale. A prolific composer, most of the pieces performed are his own. He has also performed, double-billed/supported and recorded with artists such as Bobby McFerrin, Phil Collins, Jools Holland, Zucchero, Pino Daniele, Charlie Haden, John McLaughlin, Trilok Gurtu, Steps Ahead, Leo Kotke, Bireli Lagrene, Eduardo Niebla amongst others.
Sabina Sciubba - Singer
Coming from different corners of the globe (Sabina was born in Rome, and raised in Munich and Nice; Didi from Buenos Aires, Argentina; Jesse and Aaron from California and Kansas, respectively), each member of Brazilian Girls has an impressive past of prior works. One snagged a Latin Grammy® Award; another has scored several important independent films. They have all performed and collaborated with prominent artists (but we'll leave those details to the music history books). Sabina sings in five different languages: German, French, Italian, Spanish, and English.
Sabina is the lead vocalist from the New York based band "Brazilian Girls".