GABRIELE POSO

Italy

Biography

               

Gabriele Poso is a producer, virtuoso multi instrumentalist and the musical director of the The Yoruba Soul Orchestra for Grammy award winning DJ/ Producer Osunlade. Gabriele was born on the island of Sardinia, Italy but his constant passion to expand his musical horizons has brought him to the capital of Rome, the islands of Puerto Rico, Cuba, and most recently Berlin.

From 1998 to 2001, Gabriele delved deep into the study of AfroCuban percussions. First at the “Timba” School Of Music in Rome, under the guidance of the most important representative of AfroCuban culture in Italy, Roberto “Mamey” Evangelista. Later in 2001, he moved to San Juan, Puerto Rico to attend the “Universitad Interamericana De Puerto Rico”. Furthermore, he ended up taking his masterclass at “Escuela National De Arte” in Havana, Cuba.

It wasn’t until his first solo album in 2008, “From The Genuine World”, released on Yoruba Records, that Poso began performing in other parts of Europe as well as overseas. His second solo album called “Roots of Soul” was released by the German label INFRACom! and earned several awards, including Best Jazz Independent Production in 2012. Last year, Poso completed his third solo album entitled “Invocation”, a work entirely produced, composed, performed, arranged, and sung by the artist himself. This album, released by another the German label called Agogo Records gained support from the likes of Gilles Peterson and other syndicated international shows. With his organic sound and contemporary electronic language, Gabriele Poso keeps winning over audiences with each and every performance.