THE FULA FLUTE CD
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Looking to expand your mind and your ears in no small way? This CD will fling the door open on a whole new soundworld and stun your senses with what can be done with the human voice and instruments in the flute family. Featuring traditional and original music performed by World class artists, on traditional West African instruments (focusing particularly on the tambin, the flute of the Fulani people of Guinea), this is the epitome of the invaluable blessings that World music bestows on us: the gift of revolutionary sight into the many forms music takes all over this colorful world. Extraordinarily inspiring and moving.
--Tamara D. Turner (from CD Baby page)

Beautiful is the sound of Guinea. This recording swarms with the sacred ethnic sounds of of the Fula. I love it, it reminds me of Home. A must get CD.
--Sekou (from CD Baby page)

For those of you looking to expand your mind and your ears in no small way, this CD will fling the door open on a whole new soundworld and stun your senses with the possibilities of what can be done with the human voice and instruments in the flute family. Featuring traditional and original music performed by World class artists, on traditional West African instruments, focusing particularly on the tambin, the flute of the Fulani people of Guinea, this is the epitome of the invaluable blessings that World music bestows on us: the gift of revolutionary sight into the many forms music takes all over this colorful world. I found this CD extraordinarily inspiring and moving.
--CD Baby

Give your soul an adventure and travel with the sounds of the Fula Flute Emsemble. The multiple voices of the tambin (fula flute) speak, sing and cry simultaneously. This is a rare musical voyage: the ancient haunting flute melodies will transport you, and fold back the barriers of your heart.
-- Brenda Colling (from CD Baby page)

"Dear Sylvain,
I just want to let you know how much I enjoyed your concert. You and your wonderful colleagues were really appreciated by all with whom I have spoken. Beyond introducing us to new instruments and a new music, I feel you've inspired a lot of us to do what we really love even more fully, to be ourselves, to joy in collaboration, etc. We regretted having to be out of the building so early- it would have been great to allow the questions and discussion to continue. A beautiful and infectious event! Thank you!"

--Barbara H. Williams, New York Flute Club

"When played according to tradition the tambin, a West African wooden flute associated with the ancient Fulani tribe, is remarkable for its distinctive sound that combines both notes and vocalizations (an effect modern audiences might recognize from the music of Rahsaan Roland Kirk or Ian Anderson of Jethro Tull). In the hands of a master like Bailo Bah, who hails from the Fouta Djallon Mountains in Guinea, the "Fula Flute" weaves a magical musical spell. Bah's virtuosity, showcased here backed by a rhythmially hypnotic ensemble featuring the balafon and kora, is truly remarkable."
-- Mitchell Feldman (Contributor to Down Beat & Musica Jazz)

"I have been meaning to tell you that I love your CD! Wunderbar! the music swooped around our bedrom and out into the back yard the other day, when we had all the windows open on an unusually warm day and I thought I saw the birds gather in greater masses on the terraced hill and branches nearby to listen and chirp and hop along, and the bright yellow maple leaves gracefully flit and flutter to the ground. =)"
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"I think your Fula Flute CD is a delight. It is the first I have heard of this kind of flute, and I think your recording is invaluable. Particularly interesting for flutists interested in ethnic flutes and styles, etc. I look forward to future releases. Blessings and thanks",
-Rhonda Larson

"Thank you so much for thinking to send a copy of your CD to me at the station. I played Teriya tonight on air. What a wonderful recording. Congratulations for keeping this classic style alive with such grace in this hemisphere."
- David Noyes
The Motherland Influence WDCE 90.1 FM
Richmond VA

"Thanks so much for sending "Fula Flute". What incredibly beautiful, soul-stirring music !!! I enjoyed reviewing every track !! ... Got more???'
-Jim Byrnes
World Director KBGA College Radio
University of Montana

"... [the CD] ... is now enjoying play on the Africa station. Many many thanks, the addition of these tracks to the station enhances it. In fact, "N'dianamo" is in the Top 10 Songs being played on the African station (chart placement is determined both by listener rating and rotation)..Take care"
- Catherine M Gollery
Sr. World Music Director
AOLMusic

"The Fula Flute Ensemble's CD Dedication Concert was an extraordinary event, full of heartfelt and immediate music that demonstrates the special beauty and virtuosity of an all-too-rarely heard West African culture. Sylvain Leroux and Bailo Bah's duo Fula flutes are revelatory and transporting!"-- -Howard Mandel
President,
Jazz Journalists Association

"... je l'ai écouté le cd... ...C'est écoeurant! C'est hypnotique... Je crois que ça doit être le premier disque (de flûte) de cette qualité dans le monde. Bravo!"
-Nathalie Dussault
Musicienne, koriste

"... I just wanted to take a moment to thank you for putting such an incredible cd together. I am an Ethnomusicology student at UCLA and spend most of each and every day listening to music - lots of music. It is very easy to become jaded when surrounded with such wonderful music. That is why the Fula Flute CD surprised me so much. I came across the webpage as I was surfing the internet and casually played "Keme Bourema", I was astounded, so I listened to it again and again. Then I listened to all the other samples - over and over again - I was completely awestruck. The sound of the tambin was all I could think about for three straight days. Finally at the end of the third straight day of thinking only about the tambin I broke down and ordered the CD.."
-Mike Gubman
Student

"... I've received the cd with the fantastic music of that charmed, amazing and magic flute. I showed the CD at my show radio, and my audience went to the delirium. Thank you once again..."
- Gilberto Mineiro
Radio DJ - Maranhão, Brazil

"We listened to the CD last night and very much enjoyed it. It is an excellent production, lots of depth."
-Charles Fuller
Webmaster
Africa Sounds

"It was a terrific concert!"
- Richard Donald Smith

Music Educator, flutist

"It was the best concert I saw since King Sunny Ade!"
- Anonymous

"It was the best concert that I ever saw!"
- Moussa Faty
Sound Engineer

"Le concert etait fantastique! Les musiciens fantastiques! Le CD, aussi FANTASTIQUE!!!!!!!!!!!!"
-Sandra Wellington

"... usually, I go to a concert and come out saying ' I heard something new, or they made me think of something,' but with you guys, I wasn't even thinking... I was mezmerized!"
-Anonymous

"... This is truly music heard in heaven. So inspiring - A revelation -..."
-Ilene Marder

 

 
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