Mass Mbaye playing sabar drums in Senegal

Senegalese drums are called “sabars”. Unlike the djembe, they are played with a stick, which we call a “galañ”. There are usually around six drummers, each playing a different type of sabar. The lead drum is called a “nder” and they lead the rhythms and follow the dancer. The guests of the party form a semi-circle, and people who want to dance run into the middle of the circle, do a short dance, and then run out again.

My friend on the right is playing the “nder”, which is the lead drum
In the video you can see the dancers in the middle and the lead drum playing off of their dancing. The rest of us are keeping the rhythm.

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