Rambax MIT

Dakar, Senegal (2017)

Rambax MIT is a student Sabar ensemble based in Cambridge, MA led by Master percussionist and Griot, Lamine Touré, and co-founder of the group, Patricia Tang, ethnomusicologist and author of "Masters of the Sabar: Wolof Griot Percussionists of Senegal" (Temple University Press, 2007).

I have had the great fortune of playing with this group since 2010, traveling twice to Senegal in 2012 and again in 2017 to study Sabar drumming and dance with the Touré and Mbaye families.




Photography by Patricia Tang, Raeez Lorgat & Pedro Donaire Polanco.


Lamine Touré &

Patricia Tang

Great Mosque of Touba, Senegal