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    Argentine tango party in San Francisco. All photos by Marcy Mendelson.

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    Salsa Night at Little Baobab. All photos by Marcy Mendelson

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    Diamano Coura West African Dance Company rehearses in Oakland, California for the 2006 performance. All photos by Marcy Mendelson

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    Dress rehearsal for the Diamano Coura West African Dance Company in Oakland, California. All photos by Marcy Mendelson

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    Costume Designer Jair Oliveira at work in his studio. Photos by Marcy Mendelson

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    Barcelona, Spain... Couples dance Sevillanas at La Feria. Photographs by Marcy Mendelson.

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    Romani women dance Flamenco Puro in the streets of Italy. Photographs/ Copyright, Rana Halprin


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    Maisa Duke and her Energia do Samba dance troupe kick it up at a San Francisco nightclub. Photographs by Marcy Mendelson

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    Maisa, Vanessa, Ingrid and Serena of Energia do Samba dance in San Francisco at Mangarosa Restaurant. Photographs by Marcy Mendelson

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That's a really interesting video. Thanks for linking to it -- I had never seen this kind of dance before. The gender differences she talks about are interesting as well.


Sophie did a very good job on Sabar. I didn't read a her thesis (it's in Dutch sorry) but her short movie is very good and shows that she knows very well what she talks about.
Sabar is an amazing dance, music and culture!
Thanks Sophie!

Arjun Mendiratta

Sabar is awesome. After spending a couple weeks in Dakar, I came to the conclusion that the best dancers in the world live in Senegal.

If you want to learn more the drumming aspect, I highly recommend the book "Masters of the Sabar" by Patricia Tang.

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