L’école fula flute is a Guinean music school founded by musician and MFM member Sylvain Leroux in 2014. When him inventing the chromatic tambin by adding three more finger holes to the existing three-hole tambin (or Fula flute) making this new flute capable of playing classical, jazz, or any style of music beyond the beautiful but limited traditional Phrygian scale. This gave him the idea that his new flute could be used to teach the fundamentals of music theory to children in Guinea.
“We have this little school in Guinea, L’école fula flute, that I got involved with and something beyond me happened, the kids profoundly responded to the flute, like if we plugged into a high-tension socket! Then, you donated and made it all possible.
We have reached a wonderful place, fostering a new generation of flutists and musicians in Guinea, and there is another wave coming right behind and the teachers and staff are deeply committed. The only thing needed is your love in the form of material support.
We must all give. Money is like water, it must to go around, when it stagnates it becomes foul. The question is what do you want your money to realize in the world?
What I say is: something beautiful!
We live in cynical times and the antidote is beauty for its own sake.
The amount you give is not important, whatever you are moved to give is what will sustain us.
Thank you very much.” – Sylvain Leroux
Forthcoming CD Release and Fundraiser Event
There will be a CD TYABALA release / fundraising event taking place at the Bernie Wohl Center on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, Tuesday, November 26. Featuring the music of SOURCE with Abdoulaye Diabate and special guests star haitian singer Emeline Michel and our AFRO ROOTS host Kevin Nathaniel. Also present will be filmmaker Richard McKeown who will show a short film of our school filmed earlier this year.
Song “Fouta” from new album TYABALA.
Sylvain Leroux: arrangements
Naby Camara & Abdoulaye Camara: solos
Fatoumata Soumah, Aboubacar Cissé, Aboubacar Soumah, Seydouba Cissé, Aboubacar Sidiki Camara: tambin
From the record “TYABALA” by Sylvain Leroux & l’école fula flute
SUPPORT L’ECOLE FULA FLUTE (www.fulaflute.net)
Recording, editing, photo and graphics: Sylvain Leroux
Mastering: Rory Young
Executive producer: David Soldier
(p) 2019 Mulatta Records & Fula Flute Music (ASCAP)
© 2019 Tyabala (BGDA)