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
...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...
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.
...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
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!
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
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.
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.
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 .
A REHEARSAL ROOM UNDER DEVELOPMENT :
This is one of the essential projects we will undertake this year with your help.
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
- 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