Rambax: MIT’s Senegalese Drum Ensemble

July 13, 2012


During IAP 2012, Rambax MIT traveled to Senegal to study sabar with the Mbaye family. Sabar is a vibrant drum and dance tradition of the Wolof people of Senegal, West Africa. The group is co-directed by artist-in-residence Lamine Touré and faculty advisor Patricia Tang and consists of MIT students (graduate and undergraduate) and other members of the MIT community. New members are accepted in the fall based on space availability and skill. They have the opportunity to rehearse and hone skills through one-on-one feedback from advanced members during the academic year. Click below to see the video of their incredible and culturally enriching 2012 IAP Study Tour, which showcases Rambax’s  experience in Senegal (supported by the Office of the Dean of Graduate Education).

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