Classically-trained Sylvain Leroux studied music in Montréal. While attending the Creative Music Studio in Woodstock, NY, he was exposed to World Music and participated in workshops led by world-renown artists. In 1995, he took a trip to West Africa to study the tambin, the peculiar flute of the Fulani people. He since has become one of the rare outsiders to master this astonishing instrument. His recordings are numerous, including collaborations with Abdoulaye Diabate, Lucia Hwong and Emeline Michel.