Educational Coordinator

296385_2467666174960_573065142_n Adam Carpinelli

(left) playing guitar in Obo’s World Beat band Kukrudu

Adam is OALP’s Educational Coordinator and is a multi-instrumentalist activist scholar.  He has studied, performed and recorded with members of Obo’s family in Portland and Ghana for over fifteen years on percussion and guitar.  His educational background in African studies started at Portland State Universities Black Studies program (2004) where he also focused on archaeology and ethnomusicology latter to obtain his MA at Syracuse University in Pan African Studies (2007).  He also has training in conflict resolution and world history.  Adam is committed to carrying on Obo’s legacy of celebrating world musical traditions and spreading awareness and appreciation for African music and culture.

He can be contacted directly at:  or (503)-477-4792