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Sylvain Leroux & L'école Fula Flute

CD Review: Sylvain Leroux & L’école Fula Flute

Sylvain Leroux & L'école fula flute Artist: Sylvain Leroux & L’école Fula Flute
Title: TYABALA
Label: Mulatta Records
Genre: trad. West African Music/ Guinée
Buy here: https://ecolefulaflute.bandcamp.com/

Review by Dawoud Kringle

In 2013, MFM member Sylvain Leroux began working on an alternative arts education initiative with the students of the Centre Tyabala, in Conakry. This was an experimental education project based on the “chromatic tambin” patented modification of the traditional Guinean Fula flute. After six years, the students have become competitive and committed musicians, with new generations of music students following their example.

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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 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.

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News From L’Ecole Fula Flute (Guinea) by Sylvain Leroux

My dear MFM Family and MFM supporters,

It’s November, and once again, I appeal to you to support our school for another year.

Thanks to your help, we have come a long way from our humble beginnings in a public hangar to our now secure house and courtyard which is every day humming with activity.

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Sylvain Leroux Fula flute student

Sylvain Leroux (MFM Member): News From L’École Fula Flute

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.

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Sylvain Leroux

News From Ecole Fula Flute / Centre Tyabala De Guinee

Text by Sylvaine Leroux

Dear Friends and Supporters,

Because of your generous and continued help since 2014,L’École Fula Flute has secured a home in Conakry that is now humming with daily activity.

Recently, our students were once more invited at the Palais du Peuple to perform for the President. Our reputation is growing and our work is valued in Guinea.

Sylvail Leroux

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