Sabar originates from the Griot family in Senegal, West Africa, and relates to a specific culture and style of both drumming and dance.

The Sabar drum is played with one stick and one hand and has been used for thousands of years to communicate between villages. This drum can be heard for over 15 kilometres!

Now-days Sabar has been integrated into popular music as well as keeping its traditional roots, especially in Senegal with styles such as Mbalax rhythms. The most notable musician in recent times being Youssou N’Dour.

Sabar rhythms are very deep and have many layers which are played on various types of sabar drums, that come together to create something beautiful.

For more information on learning sabar, please click here!