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Title:Sabar: Senegal's heartbeat
Editor:Nederveen, Arda
City of publisher:Amsterdam
Publisher:Arda Nederveen Visuele Producties
Geographic term:Senegal
traditional music
popular culture
documentary films (form)
videos (form)
External link:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cujR9zXu55A
Abstract:This documentary film depicts the phenomenon of Sabar, the popular percussion and dance scene in Senegal, with complex, driving rhythms and explosive dance. The filmmaker follows the percussionist Maguette Gueye - a 31 years old Wolof 'griot' (bard). He is one of the many drummers in Dakar who make a meagre living from their art. He says 'I am a griot and I cannot be but who I am: a 'téggkat' (percussionist)'. Will his two sons follow this way of life? In Sabar, modernity and tradition go hand in hand. The Sabar rhythms are traditional, but it are today's youngsters, dressed in the latest Western fashion, who play passionate in the streets and clubs. [Abstract reproduced from dvd-video]