Philippe Ciminato Resume

      Based in the Nice area, France. percussionist Philippe Ciminato is among the new generation of musicians who specialized in Afro-Cuban, West African and Brazilian traditions.

Philippe got tremendous knowledge by performing with the legendary Steve Thornton and the World Peace Orchestra;
He also studied in Paris with Cuban master Javier Campos Martinez (Omar Sosa, Afrekete, Rumbabierta) and privately with Colombian percussionist Faiser J.Flores (Alfredo de la Fe group, Nestor Torres) and Alonso Gonzales (Kaman Music/ LP Endorser).

His trip to Cuba at the Conjunto Folklorico Nacional in Havana confirmed his skills, involvement and knowledge into Afro-Cuban music.

After a year touring in Australia, Philippe spent almost a decade in south-east Asia as a freelance musician and latin percussion instructor.
He also studied the Sundanese Gamelan at S.T.S.I, the National School of Arts in Bandung, West Java and then enrolled the Bachelor program at the Institut Musik Daya Indonesia (I.M.D.I.) for four years of intense academic studies.
He regularly performed on major TV programs and recorded/toured with top Indonesian artists such as Rieka Roeslan, Fariz RM, Idang Rasjidi, Aksan Sjuman, Riza Arshad, Indra Lesmana, Dwiki Dharmawan, Glenn Fredly, The Groove, Syaharani, Krisdayanti, Andien, Viky Sianipar, Maliq & D’Essentials, Ruth Sahanaya...

He has played worldwide in various concerts & festivals with internationally acclaimed artists such as Lenny Castro, Horacio "El Negro" Hernandez, Toninho Horta, Gerald Albright, Salena Jones, Steve Thornton, Joe Rosenberg, Rashidi Pembe, Kamal Mussalam, Andrea Marcelli, Lica Cecato, John Hondorp and many other wonderful musicians who always inspire and transmit the supreme energy of the art of music.

Updated:  February 23, 2017

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