Under the direction of Diene ‘Waaw Waaw’ Sagna, Yaye Dib Sabar is a West African drum and dance company based in London, which aims to showcase the diversity and beauty of West African cultures to the world. The ‘Sabar’, a traditional drum of the Wolof
people of Senegal is usually played with one hand and a stick . Wolof master percussionists use complex, rapid and syncopated rhythms; some playing accompanying rhythms whilst others do it solo. These rhythms are additionally expressed by Sabar dancers, which is a celebratory dance gestured through lively body
swings, sharp leg juts, hip thrusts and the symbolic and spirited 5-step jump.