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Bercebo - Ephemeral Instrument
Flauta y Tamboril - Zamora
Bombo con platillo - Buenos Aires
Podence - Carnival Mask
Podence Carnival
Luca Recupero - Catania
Barbieria duo - Ostuni (Italy)

I spent almost 15 years researching Murga and Carnival in Buenos Aires, focusing the research on a controversial drum: the bombo con platillo (bass drum with cymbals), protagonist of the carnival, political demonstrations, stadium celebrations). 
With my collegue Emiliano Migliorini, for example, I conducted research in Frosinone (IT), analizing the function of music in the soundscape of the carnival ritual. 
I have been also involved in research projects in Spain and Portugal, studing the music in border zone of this two countries, mainly in the regions of Tras os Montes and Castilla y León.
In Australia I have connected with the Italian and Latin American communities, conducting field research amongst them.
Last year I was elected an ISSI fellow, which gave me the opportunity to return to Italy to begin the video documentation of the contemporary folk music of the southern regions



Rossano, Salvatore and Emiliano Migliorini. 2008. La Ràdeca: Voci suoni gesti del

carnevale di Frosinone, Udine: Nota, Geos Cd Book.




Rossano, Salvatore. 2012. “Tema 61: Antropología musical”. Temario de Oposiciones CEN,

2012. Madrid: CEN Oposiciones.


Rossano, Salvatore. 2011. “Tema 19: Organología”. Temario de Oposiciones CEN 2011,

Madrid: CEN Oposiciones.




Rossano, Salvatore. 2019. "Sonu: Songs from the Homeland, Salvatore Rossano discovers Italian stories and music in the National Library of Australia". Unbound, The National Library Magazine. June 2019 Issue.

Rossano, Salvatore and Matias Isolabella. 2015. “Filmar la frontera: algunas reflexiones en

torno al uso del medio audiovisual en la investigación etnomusicológica”. TRANS,

Transcultural Music Review (19).


Rossano, Salvatore. 2014. “El espacio sonoro del bombo con platillo en Buenos Aires, entre

música, ruido e invisibilidad”. Revista Argentina de Musicología (12-13): 183-204.


Rossano, Salvatore. 2010. “¿Por qué un estudio sobre el bombo con platillo porteño?

Algunas reflexiones”. El Corsito (40):1-6.


Rossano, Salvatore. 2009. “Murga y carnaval, de ‘cosas de negros’ a patrimonio ciudadano.

Construcción de identidad en la murga porteña”. Etnofólk Revista galega de

etnomusicoloxía (14-15): 573-595.



Kartomi Thomas, Karen and Rossano, Salvatore 2018.  The biola in the Riau Islands. HD, color.

Music Arhive of Monash University.

Rossano, Salvatore. 2013. Gaitas de Fronteras. Video HD, color, Universidad de

Valladolid. (


Rossano, Salvatore. 2012. Músicos de Frontera. Video HD, color. Universidad de



Rossano, Salvatore. 2012. La construcción de la flauta de tres agujeros en Zamora. Video

HD, color, Universidad de Valladolid.


Rossano, Salvatore and Matias Isolabella. 2012. Bercebo. Video HD, color, Universidad de

Valladolid . ( A l s o  p u b l i s h e d  i n  h t t p : / /



Rossano, Salvatore and Matias Isolabella. 2011. Romería da Luz. Video HD, color, Universidad de Valladolid.



Rossano, Salvatore. 2011. Alborada. Video HD, color, Universidad de Valladolid.


Rossano, Salvatore. 2006. Il Carnevale di Frosinone la festa della radeca. Video DV,

color, Etnostudi ES-V. Roma: Edilazio.




2007-2012: Continuous collaborations with the “Centro Cultural Miguel Delibes” (Art

Centre of Valladolid, Spain. for the redaction of

concerts programs.

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