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The main drum of the Senegalese M'balax, the sabar is a drum of more than a metre and is used to party! Its single head is beaten by the left hand while the right hand provides syncopation with a tiny stick. Lots of music and dances are based around the beat of these drums in West Africa, such as the highly charged dance "le ventilateur".
orchestra of hand-and-stick played drums of the Wolof people of Senegal. It consists
of four instruments (from lowest to highest): the Goron, the Lamba, the Mbalakh and
the Sabar drums.
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