Madagascar : les Villages de la Musique

Help us financing a social and cultural developpement project in Nosy Be! Long live the villages, the music and art of Madagascar.

Project visual Madagascar : les Villages de la Musique
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10/31/2015
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€3,300
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Madagascar : les Villages de la Musique

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NOSYLAB is a network of artists and craftsmen working on Madagascar's cultural developpement trought MUSIC.

 

Our areas of action are craftmanship, musical instruments manufacture, training, events and local and international developement of artists.

 

Participate to a chain of musical creation with artists and craftsmen to the benefit of the population of Madagascar ! To unite them, and trough a renewded civil society, fight for a better and richer future.

 

In Madagascar, as often in Africa, social and cultural life in structured in the Villages. Whatever country, or culture we come from, we are all sensitive to that idea. In the villages lives a real collective consciousness, uniting inhabitants, craftslen and artists in an human and local dimention. The villages, is where we START.

 

It is that human "patrimoine" that we ought to revive, because it is ours too.

It is also the entry door for Madagascar into an authentic Malagasy Modernity.

 

In Music : https://soundcloud.com/tsanga-nolo/dada

 

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...WHO ARE WE?

 

NOSYLAB Is the name of the structure.

NOSY means "Island" in Malagasy, because that's where we are.

LAB for "Label", but also for "Laboratory", because it is a Think Tank.

 

US, we are music professional and passionate workers ;)

We come from France, Madagascar, Italy, Belgium...

 

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...OUR AIMS

 

Our aim is to encourage local artists to draw inspiration and autonomy from their roots and their traditional musical cultures and thus perpetuate their identity, and gain confidence in themselves..

 

You get it, it is not just the output of a disk or the emergence of an artist we are asking you to help. We maintain a creative chain, from instrument manufacture to artist developpment, including all areas of music. That is perpetuating, transmiting, and particpating to a long-term and lasting developpement project.

 

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...THE ADVENTURE ALREADY BEGUN!

 

NOSYLAB was created and developed by our own means, to demonstrate the viability of the project.

 

After nearly ONE YEAR, we are on the right track, we brought together artists, built instruments, organized concerts, and a real momentum begins to emerge!

 

But to go further, we need you! Here's what we do, and will carry much further with your help :

 

- AID TO ARTIST PRODUCTION

 

- TRADITIONAL MANUFACTURE OF INSTRUMENTS

 

- CREATION OF VENUES FOR MUSIC

 

- EVENT ORGANISATION

 

- TRAINING (Instrument Manufacture, Musical Techniques , Internet Promotion... )

 

- PRODUCTION & PROMOTION OF NEW TALENTS

 

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Aid to artists production by recording and distributing their creations, using all modern media techniques and trainging them to use modern media themselves . RIGHT NOW : ANGELO :

 

Young Malagasy Songwriter from the island of Nosy Komba, he built ​​himself a Kabosy guitar and plays many instruments from his young age. Today he is surrounded by his long-time fellow musicians, with whom he sang in the church choir. Sunny melodies and catchy rhythms resonated in our studios for some time, we are now working to share them with you as soon as possible!

 

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TSANGA NOLO

 

Tsanga Nolo is a group with very strong personalities from Nosy Be, their compositions tell poignantly, visceraly, a story about life in Madagascar. Their voices, choirs, electric guitar and "kazoo" they imitate without the need of the instrument, drives us in a very African trance. We are currently producing their first album!

 

In Music : https://soundcloud.com/tsanga-nolo/dada

 

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As every "World Music", the Malagasy music has its own instruments and also foreign inspiration, adapted to its personality. It uses the elements that nature offers, while opening up to modern techniques. It is essential to maintain this culture, which not only perpetuates a know-how, but gives artists the ability to depend only of themselves.

 

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EXAMPLE:

 

Manufacture of a Kabosy (Traditional Guitar widely used in Malagasy music)

- Cost ( Materials & Strings ) : 20 Euros 

- Electrification, personalization : 55 Euros

- Not even the price of a very bad electric guitar here... In Madagascar, a high-quality instrument.

 

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Whether to record, rehaerse or gig, music needs specific venues.

 

These are meeting points, dedicated to creation. It is our responsibility to offer the musicians clearly identified venues.

 

A STUDIO : Fully designed and manufactured with and by local craftmen, with the available equipment and materials. The result is great : lots of wood, a beautiful sound : a LIVE recording concept suitable to local habits, with a very good technical. This is our basic tool .

 

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A REHEARSAL ROOM UNDER DEVELOPMENT :

 

This is one of the essential projects we will undertake this year with your help.

 

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Life is punctuated by lively music, songs and dances, concerts,community events ...

Discover our first achievements in 2015 !

 

"LE CONCOURS DES VILLAGES 2015"

 

The Villages Competition organized by Nosylab in 2015 to promote music and local crafts, and allow artists and artisans to meet.

 

 

N'GOMA FESTIVAL 2015

 

Women's Festival in Nosy Komba, on the occasion of the International Women's on 8 March 2015

 

 

 

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- Training in musical techniques

- Training in Sound Techniques

- Training in Instruments Manufacturing

-  Kabosy and Percussion Course

- Training in Online Promotion and New Technologies

- Training in Video

 

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Allocation of funds

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The goal is that NOSYLAB remains the sole initiative of passionate and committed people who care about a human project developing in the long term. So, thanks to your help, NOSYLAB remains independent and continues to belong to the people who really work for development!

 

GOALS FOR 2016 include:

 

- MANUFACTURING  and RENOVATION of traditional instruments, working with carpenters and musicians of the island. They have the expertise, but it is difficult to make good instruments. The development of this activity encourages young people to find and use thraditional tools. But also to further improve them.

900 euros

 

- TRAINING: COURSES and WORKSHOPS are offered to Malagasy willing to become professional in any music and cultural developpement related field.

2,000 euros

 

- MUSIC VENUES: Improvement and maintenance of the studio, construction of a rehearsal room

2,000 euros

 

- PRODUCTION of 2 ALBUMS for 2 artists we have noticed in 2015.

Their efforts and talent will lead to a concrete project, open to our Western public. And thanks to that example, young people here will be encouraged to take the same path. You will be involved from the beginning in the production process!

4,000 euros

 

- Organisation of LIVE EVENTS (Festivals, Gigs...). Live music here has a particular importance because it is the only source of income for artists. Help them perform on STAGE makes them independent. It also spreads and presevate a culture disrupted by easy DJ music (rings a bell...)

3,500 euros

 

TOTAL: 12,400 euros

 

OUR CONTRIBUTION:

 

Until now, we have financed the entire project. Today we are asking you because we can not develop this project furthur without you. And that aside, it is not very pleasant to be alone ;) ! We need your advice, your enthusiasm, your questions and your ideas to progress. This is also the purpose of this participative approach. But we owe you the clarity of our own accounts, which are summarized here but are easily verifiable.

 

2016 :

 

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Our operating and development budget in 2016 amounted to approximately 30,000 euros (details available on demand). We fund all operating costs (infrastructure, salaries, maintenance ... ) and much of the development, which represents 2/3. Your contribution provides us with the remaining 1/3, which goes in projetc developments.

 

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... AND IF WE GET MORE THAN WHAT WE ARE ASKING FOR?

 

First of all, Thank you very much!

 

It is a long term project. There is never to much money for culture...

 

If we exceed the 12,400 mark, we will be able to organize new courses, to manufacture more instruments, find and improve new venues for rehearsals and gigs etc... In short, develop more ideas!

 

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