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ABOUT Sabar Drumming Class

Experience part of the Wolof tradition by learning a riddim passed on from generation to generation of sabar drum players. Enjoy a 2-hour workshop on the beach or at your prefered location.
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Sabar Class

Start of activity

Ali will meet you at the location agreed (can be a place of your stay, at the beach or another location). 

Transport to the agreed location can be arranged for an additional price. 

What to expect

from drumming workshop

Learn about the importance and meaning of the sabar drums in the history and present traditions of the Wolof tribe. Know about the power of the drum and the knowledge that drummers should possess to be allowed to play it.

Your teachers will teach you a riddim of a praising song to celebrate the champions. Through the explanation, you will learn about the different types of drum beats and combine them to perform a riddim without the help of your instructors.

End of tour

Transport can be arranged for an additional price. 

RATES

Rates are per person and might vary depending on availability. Prices do not include the transport costs - please send an inquiry and once the location of workshop is confirmed we will send you a final price for the workshop.

PRICES

Private workshop (transport not included)
40€
Group workshop (transport not included) *min. 4 trainees
25€

inclusions

What is included

  • Workshop 
  • Tips for facilitator

What is excluded

  • Transportation
  • Personal items (drinks, travel insurance, visa fees)
  • Accommodation, meals and international flights to and from The Gambia
Can start any day
Depending on the availability, activity can start in any day of the week.
Family Friendly
Activity is suitable for families with kids more than 10 years old.
2 hours
Workshop takes two hours.
Great for solo travellers
You can attend private workshop with Ali.
Customization Option
You can decide on the workshop location and intensity level (for private class).
Moderate activity
This activity requires little activity but a lot of patience when learning a new skill.
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FAQ

Can we adjust the activity?

You can decide on the location where the workshop will be taking place. The workshop usually takes 2 hours, but if you decide on a more intensive class (private class only), the workshop time can be extended. 

Ali performs with the Gambia Zimba Cultural Group

Do you know about Zimbas? They are traditional masks of Wolof tribe. Their performance is always accompanied with sabar drums. Ali occasionally joins the drummers in their performance.
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OFFERED BY

Ali Faye

Ali is a professional sabar drum player, instrumentalist and artist. He is a son of a famous Gambian griot, Maas Faye, who passed on knowledge and meaningful tradition through sabar riddims. As a member of a cultural group performing at weddings and naming ceremonies, he is also the carrier of the tradition.

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