Tamburiddaru (builder of Sicilian drums)
Francesco Amara
"Art for me is the simplicity that manages to contain the essence of things"

Francesco Amara, is from Lentini, he is an artisan manufacturer of drums and frames. His passion was born in 2003 from the artistic influence of the great Alfio Antico, world-renowned interpreter of the drum.  Starting from goat and bovine skins, Francesco makes all the parts of the drum.

“My Sicily, a land of traditions and culture, gives me the energy to create my art”



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    “Francesco Amara transmits his Sicilianity through the beautiful frame drums that he builds from the first step which is the aluminized tanning of the skins. The drums are hand painted with strictly Sicilian figures and symbols. Warm colors like the sun. Ribbons and naccari (Castanets )as festive as the sound of the sea. In Francesco’s drums the joy of his land”.

    Betty Scaglione Cimò, Madrina of the African Eea