(About the video: a new video of FULA FLUTE featuring Bailo Bah and Sylvain Leroux. Performing the song “Ndougouse Baobara” in an environment of works by French sculptor Alain Kirili.)
Sylvain Leroux (alto sax & fula flute) was born in Montréal. He studied classical music at Vincent d’Indy School of Music and
at the University of Montreal. He attended the Creative Music Studio in Woodstock, NY where he was exposed to World music, participating in workshops led by world class artists.
Since 1990, Sylvain has been active as a free lance musician in New York, playing for many groups and dance companies in the Afro-Brazilian, African and African-American field. In 1995, he took a trip to Conakry, Guinea (West Africa) to study the tambin, the peculiar flute of the Fulani people.
He has become one of the rare outsiders to play this astonishing instrument. He has recorded with: Takadja Ñ on the Juno nominated album “Diye“;Nego Gato; Naby Camara; Mohamed Diaby; Magbana; Martino Atangana; Abdoulaye Diabate; Lucia Hwong; Emeline Michel; on the 2005 World music masterpiece BataMbira by Michael Spiro and Michael Williams
(About this video: Bailo Bah performing the song “Kaira”)
(About the video: FULA FLUTE’s Fula Flute Bailo Bah and Sylvain Leroux performing the song “Djaman Mayin Fouta Kama”)