July 14, 2016

Sabar Drum with Mohamed Gueye

MohamedLevel Beginners and Advanced 

Artform Drum

Culture Senegal

Students will learn about the different types of Sabar drums and the role each one plays in creating a rhythm. Advanced sabar students will have the opportunity to learn each part and understand how to move from one rhythm to the next in a tanaber (Senegalese street party) setting! You will improve your technique, timing and feel in a fun and relaxed environment!

About Mohamed

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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