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Dante Agostini

Legendary character of the French percussionist world, musician and professor Dante Agostini has marked the story of our instrument. His name remains joined to the pedagogical method that today is carried out by his disciple Jacques-François Juskowiak, current director of the "Écoles Agostini". Dante Agostini was born in Mercatello in 1921. Some years later, in order to escape the rise of Mussolini's fascism, the entire Agostini family, like many Italians at that time, settled in France, in Sin-le-Noble, then in Vitry -en-Artois, on the outskirts of Douai. Dante moves the first steps in the music world at the age of five, playing accordion and drumming. Soon he plays with Bruno Juskowiak in the ballroom that his father ran.

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