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Introducing The Chromatic Tambin

Text by Sohrab Saadat

“March 6th was my SoSaLa Nu World Trash CD release party at Nublu. I invited Sylvain Leroux, who’s from Canada and has been living and performing in NY for many years, to play with me in some of the songs because I love his flute playing. Gladly he accepted  my invitation and played in the songs which he had recorded with me. Before the gig he showed me about his Chromatic Tambin, and I think he used it during the show. So let him tell us what his new flute is about.

“The Chromatic Tambin, a new flute, has been invented by me, which I will unveil and demonstrate at the New York Flute Fair on Saturday, March 24. I will introduce the Chromatic Tambin, my innovative re-design of the traditional Guinean three-holed, side-blown tambin during a group concert entitled “The Dynamic Flute.” The new instrument has extraordinary possibilities.

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FULA FLUTE’s new videos!


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( About the video: a new video of FULA FLUTE featuring Bailo Bah and Sylvain Leroux. Performing the song “Ndougouse Baobara” in an environment of works by French sculptor Alain Kirili.)

Sylvain Leroux (alto sax & fula flute) was born in Montréal. He studied classical music at Vincent d’Indy School of Music and
at the University of Montreal. He attended the Creative Music Studio in Woodstock, NY where he was exposed to World music, participating in workshops led by world class artists.

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Music listings – 11/29 through 12/5

1. Adam Rudolph’s Go Organic Orchestra

Date: Monday, November 29, 2010
Time:  8:30pm
Venue: The Roulette (20 Greene St., NY)
Ticket: $15
Genre: Jazz/contemporary

Composer Adam Rudolph returns with another series of Go: Organic Orchestraat Roulette. In concert he will conduct between 20 – 35 musicians in a spontaneous way, using a newly created score of music/letter grids, language themes, tone rows, traditional and synthetic scales, diadic and intervalic harmonies, The compositions will also utilize Rudolph’s rhythm concept of “Cyclic Verticalism” to generate form and weave what he calls an “audio syncretic music fabric”. The music is “organic” in the sense that the compositions and conducting exist as an inspiration and context for the musicians to express themselves by using their instruments as an amplifier for their inner voice.

2. Chicha Libre

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Music listings – 7/5 through 7/12

1. Itutu: Armitage Gone! Dance featuring BURKINA ELECTRIC at Prospect Park.

Date: Wednesday, July 7, 2010
Time: 7:30pm
Venue: The Prospect Park Bandshell , Brooklyn
Ticket: free, but $3 donation
Genre: Dance and Burkina Faso Pops

Former “punk ballerina” Karole Armitage, who has choreographed for everyone from Baryshnikov to Michael Jackson, “is always pushing the limits of possibility, spectacularly deconstructing the body with a diabolic flair” (Le Nouvel Observateur, France). In ITUTU, her company shares the stage with the West African band Burkina Electric to create a haunting amalgam of dance and live music that combines ballet and African dance, electronica and ancient rhythms—a uniquely modern synthesis of new and old, pop and tradition.

More about Karole Armitage and Electric Burkina in DBDBD.

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