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MOUSTAPHA FAYE - Galan u Sabar ci Ngewel
This CD by Moustapha Faye is a true representation of the Gewel or griot tradition of Senegal, Wet Africa. Through their knowledge and use of rhythms Gewels of Senegal have the responsibility of helping individuals and communities observe and celebrate important life events. The rhythms included here are all from this amazing tradition, however, Moustapha Faye has given them fresh arrangements. Playing with other members of his family (his cousins and nephews) Moustapha was able to create complex arrangements that bring both the energy of a traditional event and the excitement of new music to this CD.

1. Tagumbar
2. Galan u Sabar
3. Lembel
4. Kaolack Plus
5. Mame Sing Sing
6. Yaaba
7. Tuss
8. Ndiougue

This project brings together five senior members of the Sing Sing family, the most significant géwël family in Dakar, Senegal. The group is formed around Sing Sing Faye, the Baj Géwël Ndakarou (Chief Griot of Dakar), . . Each of these men was born in the first half of the twentieth century and provides a direct link to the original géwël traditions that date back beyond the start of the nineteenth century. The four drums used are those that have the longest history in the sabar drum ensemble.

1. Tagumbar/Ardin
2. Ngumbé
3. Farwujar
4. Tuss
5. San Sa Muna
6. Ceebu Jën
7. Baar Mbaye
8. Yaaba
9. Bakk/Mbabas

SING SING JUNIORS - Sabar Drum Ensemble
Sing Sing Juniors was started in 2004 under the direction of Moustapha Faye, Doudou Faye and Isma Aw to be a popular manifestation of the sabar drum tradition. Sing Sing Juniors is made up of the younger members of the Faye family, also known as Sing Sing Rhythm.

As members of the Faye family, each person in the group is also gëwél, or griot, whose role is essential to all of the important life events – birth, naming, initiation, marriage, and death.

Along with the history and cultural traditions, gëwéls are also keepers of music traditions. Today many gëwéls perform in popular music bands all over Senegal and throughout the world.

In Dakar, Sing Sing Juniors continues to play in all of the traditional settings: baptisms, weddings, healing ceremonies, wrestling matches, community celebrations and soirees Senegalese. The group also performs at festivals and some members play with local bands.

1. Ya Nu Moom
2. Bakk Yini Burrit
3. Ngewel Gii
4. Thie Qui Ne Quine
5. Ceebu Jen
6. Baar Mbaye Ngewel
7. Sing Sing Faye
8. Ndougou Group Bii
9. Teubel/Ardin
10. Barr Mbaye
11. Kaolack

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