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Sabar Dance of the Wolof: Two Clips

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One Master Drummer told us that During the Civil Wars to Unite the Old Mali empire the Wolof king turned his back on the rising king, Sundiata Kinte.  Once Sundiata conquered the nations, he turned and chased the  king through Africa and to the Western Coast of Senegal.  Once there, Sundiata  forced him and his people to  dance and expose their genitals, a way of expressing their shame for their tribal conduct.  I don’t know if the story is true, but there is definitely no dance form like Sabar, where the movements are so openly sensual and sexual.  It may have started as a dance of disgrace centuries ago, but it is definitely a moving, sensual and erotic form of dance.

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Obini Bata: Women Orisha Bata Ensemble

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Women playing bata have been prohibited from playing these sacred drums.  It is said that this was not always the case. With the introduction of Los Reglas de Ocha, or The rules of priesthood, came the introduction of the Ceremony of Ana, or introducing the drums and drummers to the spirit of the the Dead or the spirit of Music, depending upon who you talk to .  the purpose was to make the act of playing to Orisha a sacred act.  Several Prohibitions were also introduced at this time; the prohibition of using non-consecrated drums in ceremony, the prohibition of non-priests playing in ceremony and most notably, the prohibition of women playing the Bata drums.

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Obini Bata: Una Sonrisa Para el Tambor

Obinin Bata

Obini Bata

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Bata Drumming in Orisha Music

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