The seeds of Mandé tradition germinate in the New World by Sylvain Leroux Abdoulaye “Djoss” Diabaté is a Malian musician born to a famous West African griot family. Little brother to the great, world-renowned singer Kassé Mady, he grew up in the celebrated griot village of Kela, Mali. His mother, Sira Mory Diabaté, was a […]

Sylvain Leroux

Fundraiser: L’école Fula Flute

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 […]

Music Listings – 1/11 through 1/17/2016

1. Arts For Arts Week Festival Date: Monday, January 11 through Saturday, January 16 , 2016 Time: 7pm Venue: Clemente Soto Vélez Cultural & Educational Center (107 Suffolk St, New York, New York 10002) Tickets: $10 Genre: free jazz/improv The Evolving Series has grown into a festival. The Music, Dance, Poetry and Art we make is important. It […]