Tag Archives: Sylvain Leroux

Fundraising Campaign: Ecole Fula Flute (Conakry, Guinea)

L'ECOLE FULA FLUTEGreetings Dear Friends,

Thanks to your generosity, our Ecole Fula Flute, in collaboration with the Centre Tyabala de Guinee, is doing well and enriching the lives of many kids in Conakry (Guinea).

We further our students’ individual and musical development and thus contribute to advance Guinean culture by bringing up a new generation of dedicated flute players thereby infusing a new life in this iconic instrument.

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The Creative Music Foundation (CMF) to Sponsor l’Ecole Fula Flute in West Africa

The Creative Music Foundation is acting as the nonprofit ‘fiscal sponsor’ for CMS alumnus Sylvain Leroux’s project to teach music to children in Guinea, West Africa. CMF is taking tax-deductible donations for the ‘l’Ecole Fula Flute.’ Read Sylvain’s story of how he started the school and the progress it’s made.

Text by Sylvain Leroux

Something very special has been happening in Guinea and l’Ecole Fula Flute has taken a life of its own.

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Recommended Event: Sylvain Leroux’s “Kickstarter Music Education Project in Guinea” Closing Celebration

Date: Thursday, November 20, 2014
Time: 7pm
Venue: Judson Memorial Church (55 Washington Square S, New York, NY 10012)
Ticket: free

Photo by Oyiza

Photo by Oyiza

New York/ Canadian composer  Sylvain Leroux achieved what many told him was impossible: he raised $25,000 to conduct a four-month experimental music education project in Guinea. After the successful Kickstarter campaign, Sylvain arrived in Conakry, Guinea this February and used his invention, the chromatic tambin (an updated version of the local traditional tambin–or Fula flute) to teach a group of children to read and write music.

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DooBeeDoo Endorses Sylvain Leroux’s Kickstarter Campaign: Music Literacy Program for Guinea

Conduct and document a semester of an exploratory program in Guinea made possible by the new 6-hole “chromatic tambin” flute

Photo by Sylvain Leroux

Photo by Sylvain Leroux

The objective of this project is to develop and test a METHOD to bring MODERN MUSIC LITERACY to Guinean children by using the chromatic tambin,* a new, patented invention that is a modification of the tambin, the traditional flute from Guinea.    Continue reading