Masters of the Sabar
Wolof Griot Percussionists of Senegal

 

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Masters of the Sabar
Wolof Griot Percussionists of Senegal

by Patricia Tang (Author)

 

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ISBN: 9781592134205

 

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Examines the rich history and changing repertories of sabar drumming, including dance rhythms and bakks, musical phrases derived from spoken words. Highlight the virtuosity and musical skill of the percussionist, this work also considers the burgeoning popular music genre called mbalax. It is accompanied by a Compact Disc.


A fascinating study of Senegalese masters of the sabar drum


 

ISBN 1592134203
ISBN13 9781592134205
Publisher Temple University Press,U.S.
Format Mixed media product
Publication date 28/01/2007
Pages 224
Weight (grammes) 354
Published in United States
Height (mm) 5830
Width (mm) 3895

Introduction
I.
You will be griot in another way: The Ethnomusicologist's story
II.
There once was a king called Maysa Waaly Jon: Sabar History, Instruments, Ensemble and Sound
III.
The griot lineage, we are one: Wolof Caste and Identity
IV. My foreparents used to beat the drums: Wolof Family, Kinship and Musical Genealogy
V.
If a snake bites you, you will think of death: Sabar Repertories
VI.
Dancing fish and rice: Performance Contexts
VII. The 'pax' you play is so sweet: The role of sabar in mbalax
Conclusion