Moustapha Faye has been Artist in Residence and Instructor for the Black Studies Program at Suffolk University in Boston during the month of April. The residency was established through a partnership between the Black Studies Program and the Géwël Traditon Project (see previous post for a history of this relationship). Below are some photos of the Moustapha and his class.

Moustapha teaching students in the saber dance class.

Moustapha teaching students in the sabar dance class.

Moustapha leading students in the saber dance class.

Moustapha leading students in the sabar dance class.

Students in the saber dance class.

Students in the sabar dance class.

Students in the saber dance class.

Students in the sabar dance class.

Students in the saber dance class prepare to present what they learned.

Students in the sabar dance class prepare to present what they learned.

Moustapha preparing students to present what they learned.

Moustapha preparing students to present what they learned.

Sabar dance class 2013

Sabar dance class 2013

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2001

Sabar Dance Workshop, organized by Kevin King and Moustapha Faye,

offered in Senegal at the Suffolk University Dakar Campus. (Spring 2001)

Students dance at first sabar dance workshop, Suffolk University Dakar Campus.

Students dance at first sabar dance workshop, Suffolk University Dakar Campus.

Dance teacher and drummers Moustapha Faye and Malick Ngom (front) with  Sipho Bellinger and Nailah Randall Bellinger, after class.

Dance teacher Aisatou and drummers Moustapha Faye and Malick Ngom (front) with Sipho Bellinger and Nailah Randall Bellinger, after class.

2002

Sabar: The Music and Dance of Senegal, organized and taught by

Professor Robert A. Bellinger, Kevin King and Moustapha Faye, first offered

for academic credit at the Suffolk University Dakar Campus. (August 2002)

Suffolk students in sabar dance class in Dakar.

Suffolk students in sabar dance class in Dakar.

(l-r) Malick Ngom, Doudou Faye, Kevin King, Moustapha Faye and Suffolk students taking drum class in Dakar.

(l-r) Malick Ngom, Doudou Faye, Kevin King, Moustapha Faye and Suffolk students taking drum class in Dakar.

2003

Sabar Dance Workshop, organized by Professor Robert A. Bellinger and

taught by Lamine Touré, presented by the Collection of African American Literature and the Black Studies Program at Suffolk University, Boston. (Fall 2003)

2004

Sabar Dance Workshop, organized by Professor Robert A. Bellinger and

taught by Lamine Touré, presented by the Collection of African American Literature and the Black Studies Program at Suffolk University, Boston. (Fall 2004)

2005

Sabar: The Music and Dance of Senegal, taught by Professor Robert

A. Bellinger and Lamine Touré, first offered for academic credit by the Black Studies Program at Suffolk University, Boston. (Spring 2005)

2006

Sabar: The Music and Dance of Senegal, taught by Professor Robert

A. Bellinger and Lamine Touré, offered for academic credit by the Black Studies Program at Suffolk University, Boston. (Spring 2006)

Suffolk students presenting the dances they learned in class.

Suffolk students presenting the dances they learned in class.

2007

Sabar: The Music and Dance of Senegal, taught by Professor Robert

A. Bellinger and Lamine Touré, offered for academic credit by the Black Studies Program at Suffolk University, Boston. (Spring 2007)

2008

Sabar: The Music and Dance of Senegal, taught by Professor Robert

A. Bellinger and Lamine Touré, offered for academic credit by the Black Studies Program at Suffolk University, Boston. (Spring 2008)

Lamine Touré teaching sabar dace class at Suffolk.

Lamine Touré teaching sabar dace class at Suffolk.

Sing Sing Faye, Moustapha Faye, Aziz Faye and Malick Ngom are

Suffolk University Distinguished Visiting Scholars and Artists in Residence for the Black Studies Program at Suffolk University, Boston. (April 2008)

Sing Sing at Suffolk

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Aziz and Lamine Diallo explaining the sabar drum

Aziz and Lamine Diallo explaining the sabar drum

2009

Sabar: The Music and Dance of Senegal, taught by Professor Robert

A. Bellinger and Moustapha Faye with Aziz Faye and Malick Ngom, offered

for academic credit at the Suffolk University Boston Campus. (Fall 2009)

Moustapha Faye, Aziz Faye and Malick Ngom are Suffolk University Distinguished Visiting Scholars and Artists in Residence for the Black Studies Program at Suffolk University, Boston. (October – December 2009)

Celebrate Senegal, a conference on the sabar tradition of Senegal,

presented through lectures, films, demonstrations, classes, workshops and

performances is presented by the Black Studies Program at Suffolk University, Boston. (October -December 2009)

Moustapha (center) with Malick (right) and Kimani (left).

Moustapha (center) with Malick (right) and Kimani (left).

Aziz leads the dancers from the dance class.

Aziz leads the dancers from the dance class. (Prestige Image)

Before the show.

Before the show. (Photo by Ken Martin)

Celebrate Senegal Conference Poster

Celebrate Senegal Conference Poster

2011

Sabar: The Music and Dance of Senegal, taught by Professor Robert A. Bellinger offered for academic credit by the Black Studies Program at Suffolk University, Boston. (Spring 2011)

Suffolk students dancing sabar in class.

Suffolk students dancing sabar in class.

 Suffolk Student dancing sabar in class.


Suffolk Student dancing sabar in class.

Suffolk Student dancing sabar in class.

Suffolk Student dancing sabar in class.

2012

Sabar: The Music and Dance of Senegal, taught by Professor Robert

A. Bellinger and Moustapha Faye with Nogaye Ngom and Malick Ngom, offered for academic credit by the Black Studies Program at Suffolk University, Boston. (Spring 2012)

Moustapha Faye, Nogaye Ngom and Malick Ngom are Artists in Residence for the Black Studies Program at Suffolk University, Boston. (October -December 2009)

Moustapha Faye.

Nogaye teaching Suffolk University students

Nogaye teaching Suffolk University students at the Jeanette Neil Dance Studio.

Moustapha instructing students in sabar drumming.

Moustapha instructing students in sabar drumming in the Donahue Building, Suffolk University.

Pape Faye, Malick Ngom and Moustapha Faye.

Pape Faye, Malick Ngom and Moustapha Faye.

2013

Sabar: The Music and Dance of Senegal, taught by Professor Robert

A. Bellinger and Moustapha Faye, offered for academic credit by the Black Studies Program at Suffolk University, Boston. (Spring 2013)

Moustapha Faye is Artist in Residence for the Suffolk University Black

Studies Program at Suffolk University, Boston. (October – December 2009)

Moustapha Faye teaching dance to students at Suffolk University.

Moustapha Faye teaching dance to students at Suffolk University.

Moustapha Faye preparing dance students for Celebration of Senegal.

Moustapha Faye preparing dance students for Celebration of Senegal.

Abdoulaye Bậll

Abdoulaye Bậll

A kind spirit with a gentle, caring heart,

with an infectious laugh that reflected the joy he found in life,

and a voice that embodied the drums that he loved so much.

His presence will be missed but he will remain in our collective memories.

Abdoulaye Bậll and Moustapha Faye

Abdoulaye Bậll and Moustapha Faye

Abdoulaye Bậll

Abdoulaye Bậll

Abdoulaye Bậll

(front l-r) Abdoulaye Bậll, Vieux Sing Faye, Moussa DIang, Moustapha Faye. (back row l-r) Lamine Faye, Bakari Diom, El Hadji Moussa Faye, Papa Chas Faye ad Isma Aw.