Greetings Dear Supporters,
November is when is we at l’École Fula Flute reach out for your help to continue our music education work in Guinea. In the next few weeks we will be sending many communications about what we do, where we come from, and where we want to go.
Thanks to your help, last year we could leave the streets and bring our activities to an ideal place with a large enclosed courtyard. Now it is humming with activity from morning to night, and six days-a-week classes in French, arithmetic, social sciences, theatre and music are happening there. Our dedicated students often perform plays and concerts for the community and official events (such as the Presidential inauguration). Also, beyond the benefits of the education that our students receive, we contribute jobs for artists, educators, administrators and support personnel, we purchase goods and services, and are anchoring a respectable institution, beneficial to the community.
During this month we will also be presenting our achievements at two fundraising events:
1. Rivergigs: Sylvain Leroux for l’École Fula Flute!
Date: Sunday, November 12, 2017
Time: 6:00pm – 9:00 pm
Andy Wanning’s Rivergig series will present exciting new music that explores the wide range of the modern Fula flute at his apartment on Riverside Drive on the Hudson River. Featuring Sylvain Leroux on flute, Fula flute and saxophone and the great Andy Algire on congas and balafon. All proceeds will benefit l’École Fula Flute.
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2. L’École Fula Flute BENEFIT
Date: Thursday November 16, 2017
Time: 7:30pm – 9:30 pm
Discover the fascinating story of l’École Fula Flute and its impact on Guinean life at our Salon event at the 6th Street Community Center in the East Village. We will present the story in live music, multimedia presentation and discussion. Hors d’oeuvres and drinks will be served and we will ask for your support. All donations are tax-deductible.
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Both events have limited capacity, please register now.
We hope to see you there, but you if cannot come to any of these events, please help now and make a tax-deductible contribution to l’École Fula Flute by clicking the button below.
Thank you for your love and support.
Sylvain Leroux (musician, educator and MFM member)