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Save the Slyboots School of Music, Art and Dance

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Save Slyboots! This wonderful cultural asset in our community has fallen upon hard times due to a robbery at the school's head quarters; robing them of over $10,000- in drums, electronics and personal items from their guest artists from West, Africa. The work that Slyboots does in the Buffalo community and in communities around the world is important and they need YOUR help!

The Slyboots School of Music, Art & Dance is an international touring organization devoted to promoting positive social change through cultural arts education. Founded by Griffin Brady in 2005, The Slyboots School Head Quarters has been located in Buffalo, NY and has proudly served the music, dance and art communities in WNY and CNY over the past decade, on the sly.

Social change, the way we know how. At the Slyboots School we encourage and guide you to hone your craft, motivate the masses, discover your voice, spread your message, travel, record, tour and broaden your mind.

Slyboots offers a wide variety of services including:

*World Music and Dance programming with guest artists from around the world
* affordable instruction on any instrument
* drum rental
* band coaching
* visiting artist and musician workshops
* rehearsal and studio space
* a live concert venue
* art gallery
* booking opportunities
* web design
* merchandise design
* tour management
* on site recording facility
* top notch studio musicians
* event planning
* private functions

As the Sly family grows from their humble roots in Fredonia, NY to engage larger communities in the Upstate New York area, we have been simultaneously branching out to address issues in our global village and utilize world music as a vehicle to unite people from around the world and manifest positive social change in our communities and beyond. September 2013 marked the start of the Slyboots School's 7th US tour with the SAAKUMU Dance Troupe from Ghana, West Africa- performing at colleges and universities, clubs and schools all over the country.

Together Slyboots and SAAKUMU have traveled to hundreds of schools including:
The Slyboots School of Music, Art and Dance is an international touring organization devoted to promoting positive social change through cultural arts education. Each year, Slyboots reaches 1,000's of students at colleges, universities, schools and clubs across the US including:

- Berklee College of Music- Boston, MA
- Eastman School of Music- Rochester, NY
- Indiana University - Bloomington, IN
- SUNY Fredonia- Fredonia, NY
- University of Buffalo - Buffalo, NY
- Goddard College - Plainfield, VT
- Canisius College- Buffalo, NY
- SUNY Buffalo- Buffalo, NY
- Villa Maria College - Buffalo, NY
- Daemen College- Buffalo, NY
- University at Tennessee - Knoxville, TN
- NYU- Manhattan, NY
- Hamlin University- St Paul, MN
- Gustavus Adolphus- St Peter, MN
- Concordia College - Moorehead, MN
- Alfred University- Alfred, NY
- Colorado State University - Fort Collins, CO
- Fort Lewis College - Durango, CO
- Adams State College- Alamosa, CO
- North Carolina University
- Akron University- Akron, OH
- Babson College- Boston, MA
- Northern Michigan University - Marquette, MI
- RIT - Rochester, NY

and many more.

SAAKUMU is the resident ensemble at the Dagara Music Center in Ghana and is under the direction of master musician, Bernard Woma. SAAKUMU will once again be featured as Artists in Residence (when not on the road) at the Slyboots School in Buffalo.

The Slyboots School also organizes a study abroad adventure to Ghana, West Africa every summer to study the music, art and culture of West Africa at the Dagara Music Center. The 5th Slyboots Adventure Abroad will take place in the summer of 2014.

The Slyboots School of Music, Art and Dance is the proud home of the following performing Ensembles:

~On The Sly
~The SAAKUMU Dance Troupe of Ghana, West Africa
~The Slyboots Drumming Ensemble
~The Slyboots Circus

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