The Marcus Intalex Music Foundation and Z-arts are proud to announce ‘Music Connects Us’, a day of FREE masterclasses at our purpose-built music studios at Z-arts in Hulme, Manchester.
‘Music Connects Us’ will explore the links between traditional Senegalese music and modern dance music. For the first event of the day, there will be a free Sabar dance workshop from 15.00-16.00 for children between the ages 8-12 years.
Sabar is a vibrant rhythmic tradition expressed in drumming and dance from the Wolof people of Senegal, West Africa. This dance workshop will introduce participants to Sabar’s powerful relationship between rhythm and movement.
The formidable and groundbreaking Senegalese group, Mark Ernestus’ Ndagga Rhythm Force, will be leading the workshop in anticipation of their performance later in the day at
Band on the Wall.
This workshop is free and requires no previous dance experience, but due to limited capacity participants must register their attendance on the Z-arts website – https://www.z-arts.org/events/sengalese-cafe-with-karim-mbaye/
Later in the day we are hosting a family jam in our café. The event will be centered around Senegalese music, craft activities and food and the whole family is invited! 4:30-6:30pm.
This exploration of Senegalese culture will culminate in a live performance by Karim Mbaye from the Griot Sabar family in Senegal. The Gewel or Griot is a musician, singer, storyteller and historian; singing and reciting history and current issues. Karim has toured the world playing with artists Alioune Mbaye Nder, Salif Keita, Ismael Lo and Baaba Maal.
This event will be suitable for all ages.
To book a place or find out some more about the day, visit https://www.z-arts.org/events/sengalese-cafe-with-karim-mbaye/ or call 0161 226 1912.
We are also holding a sampling workshop for ages 16+ led by experienced production and sampling musician, Contours, along with UK-leading Senegalese Master Drummer, Karim Mbaye, in conjunction with Ableton. You can find more information about that here: https://www.z-arts.org/events/ableton-sampling-percussion-workshop/