XXIX ENCUENTRO INTERNACIONAL DE FOLKLORE CIUDAD DE ZARAGOZA

Participating folk groups 2021

BALLET FOLKLÓRICO JAMMU SENEGAL

This proyect begins in Dakar, in 2008, led by Ass Ndiaye, with two ideas: make a stable folk group and, at the same time, a music and dance school. Its headquarters are in the yoff cultural center and, here, the choreographies are created and the rehearsals are carried out.

Sabar dance stands out among his many dances. This dance is very popular throughout Senegal and it is present in all celebrations and ceremonies, mainly in the wolof ethnicity. Sabar is the name of the traditional Senegalese percussion instrument which was used for comunication between old villages. It can be heard within a radius of 15 km.

Besides, the word Sabar has a place in traditional medicine of the “Lebou” ethnic (fishermen). They say that the rhythm can dominate a spirit and alleviate mental disorders.

Jammu Folk Ballet has achieved great successes in its history and it is always well received by the public.