Sen Afro is a Senegalese drum, song and dance chorus that plays traditional West African music. During the performance, the audience sing along and dance to the Mbalax beat and learn new moves and rhythms.
The performance seen at the festival is part of a project launched by the Sen Afro Dance and Drumming Group in Helsinki a year ago. Most of the group's members are Senegalese musicians who are known in African music and dance circles in Finland. The members have also collaborated with Mama Africa, Mande Maja and Ridial Band.
The workshop is led by Macoumba Ndiaye (djembe, sabar, bugarabu, song), Ouzin Seck (djembe solo, sabar, song), Baye Diallo Mboup (dundun, tama, vocals), Malick Ndiaye (sabar, song, dance, shakers) and Karoliina Alsti (dance and shakers).
Sen Afro is best suited for children over 3 years of age.