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African Percussion Sabar

Mbar Ndiaye

Africa | Percussion

Based in Europe since 2008, Mbar is regularly called on to give workshops and share his knowledge of the traditional rhythms of sabar with instruments such as the sabar, tama, m’bung m’bung, n’der and lamb.

He teaches African rhythms in a purely traditional manner. His style of transmission directly derives from the oral customs of the griots. Before approaching the drum, the student must first grasp and assimilate the rhythms in the body, before singing them and finally bringing them out onto an instrument with the aid of sticks. Mbar is committed to the transmission of his inherited art and has plans to open a school for talibé children.

Mbar has recorded several CDs of traditional rhythms and sabar songs. Currently he is working on a new CD, which is set for release in autumn 2020.

Based in Europe since 2008, Mbar is regularly called on to give workshops and share his knowledge of the traditional rhythms of sabar with instruments such as the sabar, tama, m’bung m’bung, n’der and lamb.

He teaches African rhythms in a purely traditional manner. His style of transmission directly derives from the oral customs of the griots. Before approaching the drum, the student must first grasp and assimilate the rhythms in the body, before singing them and finally bringing them out onto an instrument with the aid of sticks. Mbar is committed to the transmission of his inherited art and has plans to open a school for talibé children.

Mbar has recorded several CDs of traditional rhythms and sabar songs. Currently he is working on a new CD, which is set for release in autumn 2020.

Bio

A professional griot artist, Mbar is renowned for having accompanied the big names of Senegalese music and for having trained many musicians in the traditional art of Sabar. He had his beginnings in the tradition at the age of 9 in a religious school and during big ceremonies in Senegal. Talented, he was very quickly invited to be part of local groups. Later on, he created his own sabar group, Ndiaye Music Group, by spotting gifted and promising young children.

Mbar has collaborated with the following groups:

Nguewel Dian, Bax Yay, Soda Mama, Papa N’Diaye Guewel, Ngomen Group, Mbaye Faye Gorong, Lamp Fall Group, Pape Kanoute, Maagal Serigne Fallou. With Groupe Ouza, he went to Morocco for the Rabah festival, to Canada for the "Jeux de la Francophonie", to Mali for the "Festival du désert", Greece, Belgium, Germany and Italy. In Italy, he performed as a soloist with groups such as Sunuafrica, Tamburi di Gorée, Badara Sek, Mass Ndiaye, Festival de www.djembe.it, Dialaog festival Teatro Ostia, Folklore Festival of Agrigento, etc.

Lieu : Ecole du Seujet

Horaires :  Les jeudis de 18h30 à 20h

Prix : CHF 25.- sans instrument ou CHF 20.- avec son propre instrument

Renseignements et Inscriptions : youandart@icloud.com

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