Youth Sabar Ensemble


Tuesdays, 3:15- 4:15
September 24 - December 3 (9 Sessions)
(Note: No class on October 1 and November 19. December 10 reserved for a makeup class)
Grades: 2+

If you like to drum, sing or dance — Sabar is for you! Sabar is a style of music and ancient culture brought to us from Senegal, West Africa which is rooted in positivity, respect and the power of togetherness. This amazing musical tradition has been passed down for many generations by Griot (master artists) and their students. In this club, Krista will teach you groovy rhythms on the Sabar (drums provided), songs in Wolof (one of Senegal’s native languages) and a few Senegalese dance moves (for the brave!)



About Krista Speroni: In 2012 Krista earned her BS in Brain and Cognitive Science from MIT which precipitated her passion for applying psychological and neurological pedagogy for community development and social change through music and play. She has taught in the downtown districts of Hawaii’s public schools, directed the Mosaic after school and summer programs (Mount Anthony Union Middle School), teaches annually at the Appalachian Institute for Creative Learning (Mars Hill, NC) and continues to devote herself to musical education independently and within alternative communities. Ms. Speroni has performed in a multitude of venues from Lincoln Center with Gamelan Galak Tika, the ICA in Boston, to the bush in Kaolak, Senegal. She currently plays bass with Billy Wylder, a 4-piece folk-rock band based out of Boston with sensibilities from the Sahara Desert. Her love of West African rhythm has deeply influenced her musical tastes and style, blending traditional rhythms with soulful, ethereal melodies.