Sabar Family Festival 2024

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A variety of Ticket Options/ Earlybirds/ Concession Tickets available. 
2 days of the best of West African & Diaspora culture
25+ artists to you
Senegal / Guinea / Burkina Faso / Nigeria / Brazil and More
Dance, Percussion & Singing Workshops
Sabar / Djembe / Afro-Brazilian / AfriCaribbean Contemporary / Afrobeats
Live Music Concerts
Saturday “Come Together As One” Performance Evening & Party
Sunday Closing Event Celebration with all our artists
African Food & Stalls


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07/09/2024 SATURDAY
10:30h: Check-in
Fyfe Hall
11-12:30h: Burkina Faso Djembe Dance / Fanta Dembele
12:45-14:15h: Senegalese Sabar Dance / Laye Serrere
14:30-16h: Senegalese Sabar Dance Female Styling / Astou Niane
The Den & Garden
11-12.30h: Sabar Drumming / Mbar Ndiaye
12:45-14:15h: Traditional West African Song / Ndeye Thiam (Batch Gueye’s mother)
14:30-15:30h: Nigerian Afrobeats Dance / Fumy Opeyemi
15:30-19h: DJ & Hang out
Saturday Performance Evening & Party
19h-21h: Live Music & Dance Performance
21h-00h: West African Drum & Dance Circle – aka Tanneber
DJ playing the best of Mbalax / Afrobeats / Amapiano / Soca and More
08/09/2024 SUNDAY
11:30h: Check-in
Fyfe Hall
12-13:30h: AfroBrazilian Dance / Adriano Oliveira
13.45-15:15h: Malian Djembe Dance / Saly Diedhiou
15:30-17h: Senegalese Sabar Dance / Riha Diallo
17-17.30h: Deep Stretch
The Den & Garden
12-13.30h: Djembe Drumming / Mohamed Gueye
13.45-15.15h: Baye Fall Chanting / Batch Gueye
15:30-16:30h: Kids Ghanian Dance Class / Rubba 
16:30-17:30h: DJ & Hang out
Sunday “Teranga” Closing Event Celebration
17:30-21h: Live Music Jam with all our artists
Graffiti Room
All Weekend: African Food & Crafts Stalls / Art Installation
Private Classes with Astou Niane / Laye Serrere / Fumy Opeyemi / Fanta Dembele
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We are bringing 25+ world renowned dancers and musicians to Bristol from Senegal / Burkina Faso / Gambia / Nigeria / Brasil and More! 
More National and International Guest Artists to be Announced throughout July


Trinity Community Arts
Trinity Rd, St Jude’s, Bristol BS2 0NW
Train Station: Bristol Temple Meads (1 km away)
Airport: Bristol International Airport (15 km away) – A1 Airport Flyer to The Centre (30 minutes) 
London Heathrow Airport (170 km away) – Megabus / Flixbus / National Express Bus to Bristol Bond Street or Bristol Bus & Coach Station (2 hours) 
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Full Moon Backpackers Hostel
1 North St, St Paul’s, Bristol BS1 3PR
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5-10 minute walk from Trinity Community Arts Centre
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Travelling in a Group of 3-6 people?
Check out Airbnb &
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Travel Lodge Bristol Central Mitchell Lane
2 Mitchell Ln, Redcliffe, Bristol BS1 6BU





Our vision is to create an event where every participant can connect with West African & wider Diasporic dance and music to inspire and empower each other, and to promote inclusion by working together to establish constructive social relationships that expand the reach of African Diasporic dance and music.
Our mission is to inspire, empower and support cultural groups of dancers and musicians of African Heritage who are dedicated to West African and African Diasporic culture by promoting a sense of belonging, identity and expression. 
  • We believe passionately in the power of West African dance, music & song to enrich the lives of all
  • We believe in the importance of community and collaboration
  • We believe in the power of West African arts to build positive community relationships
  • We believe there is strength in cultural diversity
  • We are committed to increasing global knowledge about the essence of West African culture
  • We pride ourselves on our professional reputation, high quality work and for our values of always being Welcoming (i.e., “Teraanga”), Authentic, Inclusive, Sustainable, Artist-led, and Adventurous.
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In partnership with Babbasa, FUZE UK & Trinity, Sabar Family is transforming lives with their cultural arts youth program. This initiative provides 15 young people of African heritage with fully funded access to mentorship and artistic workshops. By inspiring creativity and nurturing cultural identity, the program equips diverse youth with vital skills and resilience for sustainable careers in the arts.

Don’t miss out on the exciting opportunity to join the performance team for the Sabar Family Festival! There are fully subsidised places available as part of the youth program, get in touch to find out more! Choreographed by Batch Gueye and Astou Niane, this is your chance to shine alongside over 25 artists from West Africa and the African Diaspora. Interested? Sign up here or email us at


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