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Rivergigs: Sylvain Leroux / l'Ecole Fula Flute!

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"Rivergigs"

You're invited to a special musical and fundraising evening with the


Sylvain Leroux Duo


Sylvain Leroux, Fula flute and saxophone

Andy Algire, congas

Sunday, November 12, 2017

6:00pm

Contribution to save your seat: $20 online / $25 at the door (all net proceeds to l'Ecole Fula Flute)

Light snacks and drinks will be provided; additional offerings welcome

Check out clips of Sylvain's album "Quatuor Creole"


About Sylvain Leroux and l'Ecole Fula Flute

Sylvain Leroux, Downbeat Magazine's "Rising Flute Star” for five years running, is one of the most important proponents of the Fula flute* in the world. He has brought traditional West African music all the way to Zankel Hall with his Fula Flute Ensemble and curated the Griot Summit series that featured 25 New York City area griots** from five countries. He has been noted in tambin performances and recordings with, among others, Hassan Hakmoun, Adam Rudolph, and Karl Berger.

Maker and seller of flutes around the world, he discovered and patented the chromatic tambin. A simple modification brought the traditional instrument into full chromatic functionality which then led him to initiate l’Ecole Fula Flute, a successful music literacy Project in Guinea. Beginning in 2013 this effort has single-handedly stimulated a revival of the tambin in Conakry.***

In 2016, thanks to the support of generous donors, a home for the school was established and currently, it operates a full schedule of classes in elementary subjects and Performance Arts, including the Fula flute, six days per week.

On November 12, Sylvain will showcase different angles of this fascinating instrument with two other veterans of many African music groups in the US: Mamadou Ba, a master bassist who directed Harry Belafonte’s orchestra and has played with Archie Shepp, Regina Carter, and Angelique Kidjo, among others; and virtuoso percussionist Andy Algire on the congas. Sylvain will also present l’Ecole Fula Flute in multimedia and discussion. We hope that you join us for an inspiring evening.


*Also known as tambin, a traditional flute from Guinea, West Africa.
**Hereditary traditional musicians of the Mande people. The Mande occupies portions of Senegal, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Mali, Burkina Faso, Ivory Coast, and Sierra Leone.
*** Capital of Guinea.
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