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Learn traditional Senegalese Sabar drumming in a supportive and fun environment with Mohamed Gueye - A Griot drummer from Senegal. Focusing on technique and working as a team to create interesting polyrhythms used in traditional celebrations!

The Sabar drum is played with one hand and one stick. There are 4 main types of Sabar drum that, when played together, create intricate melodies. This type of drumming is unique to Senegal and The Gambia.

Mohamed Gueye

Sabar Drumming


Mohamed Gueye

Mohamed Gueye is a West African percussionist based in London. Born into a large griot family of drummers from Dakar in Senegal, Mohamed learnt the Sabar and Djembe drum with his family from the age of 5 and has been playing professionally since the age of 15. Passed down to him by his ancestors, Mohamed has a detailed understanding of Sabar rhythms and the history of Senegalese culture. Alongside this, Mohamed has had a long love affair with the Djembe drum and is highly sought after for his explosive performances and patient teaching. He has performed at festivals across the UK including Womad, African Drum Village, Drum Camp, Africa Oye and BEATS Cornwall with African stars such as Baaba Maal, Carlou D, Aida Samb and Africa Express.

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