Homem Pássaro no Chiado
March 28, 2010 2:16 PM   Subscribe

Claudio Montuori is an Italian, one-man band, street performer. He plays Kalimba, an accordeon, a nacchere, various found objects, and a bevy of other instruments. And he whistles and sings. See also, Amibuz.

On National Geographic's music channel.
posted by Toekneesan (13 comments total) 7 users marked this as a favorite
Is this really best of the web? Yep.
posted by cropshy at 2:25 PM on March 28, 2010

Laura Barrett is another awesome Kalimba player.
posted by griphus at 2:26 PM on March 28, 2010

Wow. I have a new hero.

Also, accordeon accordion
posted by Salvor Hardin at 2:38 PM on March 28, 2010

Is that an Mbira he's playing the the video? Imogen Heap plays one of those.
posted by DecemberBoy at 2:50 PM on March 28, 2010

Answering my own question: "The kalimba is an instrument in the percussion family. It is a modernized version of the southern African mbira." So, kind of.
posted by DecemberBoy at 2:51 PM on March 28, 2010

I was just in Lisbon a few weeks ago. Wish we would have stumbled on to him during our wanderings. One more reason to go back, perhaps.
posted by jaronson at 3:50 PM on March 28, 2010

posted by carping demon at 4:46 PM on March 28, 2010

That was vastly more entertaining than anything I have seen on network or cable television in a loooooooong time. Seriously talented, an a real gift to us all. Would love to watch him all day!
posted by Quasimike at 5:17 PM on March 28, 2010


Eat your heart out, Pascal Comelade.
posted by palmcorder_yajna at 5:58 PM on March 28, 2010

Made me think of The Sonic Manipulator... who is also a "Claude".

Should we put them in a room to see if they'd fight?
posted by Dub at 8:07 PM on March 28, 2010

This man is made of awesome.
posted by anigbrowl at 10:10 PM on March 28, 2010

My friend translated what he was saying to the photographer: "See that? That is a monument! I am not a monument!"

I beg to differ, good man.
posted by shii at 10:28 PM on March 28, 2010 [1 favorite]

This man is made of awesome.

Agreed. Claudio is quite awesome. Thanks for the great link. (Not so awesome, the photogs who get right in his face and then don't even leave any money in the hat.)
posted by LeLiLo at 11:48 PM on March 29, 2010

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