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Sophie is a dancing anthropologist whose heart beats for sabar. Together with dedicated sabar artists her wish is to spread the joys of sabar dance and culture far beyond country borders. We offer weekly classes in our hometown Amsterdam, educational projects in schools, weekend workshops throughout Europe, sabar cultural travels to Senegal, sabar lectures and conferences. 

Welcome to our sabar circles!

Sophie Sabar

From the heart of sabar in Senegal, Sophie and her drummers bring sabar lovers together around and in their sabar circles.

Her approach on sabar as a complex cultural phenomenon from the perspective as both an anthropologist and a sabar dancer reflects in her transmission. Sophie aims bringing to you the integrality of sabar culture, and not just dance steps.

Sing it ! Play it ! Dance it !

Our work is all about the magic of the sabar circles, in which the connection between dance(rs) and drum(mers) is essential. Sophie’s method in the transmission of sabar is clear and simple: sing it, play it, dance it. What we sing, what we drum and what we dance is connected. Knowledge of rhythms is essential and will help you decode sabar and gain independence in the sabar circle. 

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