Sabar

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Two Sabar drums from Senegal

The sabar—from the Serer people in origin,[1] is a traditional drum from the West African nation of Senegal (also played in the Gambia). It is generally played with one hand and one stick. Among its most renowned exponents is the Senegalese musician Doudou N'Diaye Rose. The sabar was used to communicate to other villages. The different rhythms correspond to phrases and could be heard for over 15 kilometers.

Sabar is also recognized as the style of music played while using this drum.

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  1. ^ Master of Sabar From the Sine-Saloum (two Serer precolonial kingdoms: Kingdom of Sine and Kingdom of Saloum. It originated from Sine and entered Saloum. Wolof migrants to Serer Saloum picked it up from their. See Mbalax.

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