Mino Cinélu

With Mino, any music swings

Miles Davis

Mino can make anybody dance

Sting

A magic of percussion, always there with a big smile

Kate Bush

In many ways, he may be the best percussionist we’ve had so far

Joe Zawinul, Weather Report
Provenance matters. Authenticity matters.
Mino Cinelu has the depth and breadth of experience to connect today’s artists and sounds with the canon of greats that continue to shape music – all while staying fresh and current.
INVENTIVE DUO CONNECT NORWAY AND THE CARIBBEAN
FOR THIS 2020 RELEASE

Mino Cinélu / Nils Petter Molvær

SulaMadiana

Splicing its title from the west Norwegian island of Sula and a popular synonym for the Caribbean island of Martinique, the new, sonically colourful, teemingly inventive 2020 album is an intertwining of the artists’ far-flung roots, filled with wide-open spaces, jazz/improv surprises and African rhythmic inspirations, all sewn into the tapestry of this entrancing session.

Click here to hear Mino talking with WGBH about his recent work with Nils.

LEGEND IS AN UNDERSTATEMENT

Master Percussionist / Composer / Multi - Instrumentalist / Singer / Producer / Songwriter / Painter

Sit in a café almost anywhere in the world, and more likely than not a record or song will be playing that Mino Cinélu performed on. Sit with Mino in a café or club or bar, also almost anywhere in the world, and you’ll hear about that night’s show or what he’s thinking about for a tour or production later that month. Sit anywhere with someone who knows Mino, and you’ll hear about what a wonderful person he is.

LISTEN TO MINO'S MUSIC

FEATURED VIDEO

Mino performing 'Fragilidade'
with Sting

The world lost a giant with Cicely Tyson’s passing – an empress of cool and confidence.

Mino Cinelu played with Miles and spent time with Cicely as they toured.

Renowned music publicist Sue Auclair made a connection to share memories of both of these icons, bringing Mino on a radio interview to discuss their time together.