Abdou Sarr

About Abdou Sarr

ABDOU SARR has one Hartford Performs program: WEST AFRICAN DANCE and CULTURE.

ABDOU SARR is a dancer from Senegal, West Africa, living in Western Massachusetts. He is extraordinary, dynamic and very engaging. He sews his own dance costumes. Abdou speaks English fluently and is currently dancing with highly respected performing groups in the Northeast who do arts in education programming: Tony Vacca's World Rhythms and Bamidele Dancers and Drummers.

Since his arrival in the US in 2000, he has been busy dancing, making Senegalese clothing, taking additional English classes, raising a family, helping his family back home and traveling for the Senegal America Project, a cultural educational exchange program.

Abdou is a highly charismatic young man. He is very responsible and an excellent role model for our US youth on Africa, Senegalese culture, Muslim religion and the arts.

Abdou is a master teacher of the sabar and djembe dances from Senegal. He loves to share Senegalese dances and culture. The students will become proficient in the dances and will be able to perform them for their peers.

Grade Levels

1 , 2 , 3 , 6 , 7

Art Forms


Curriculum Focuses

Social Studies

Program Formats

In-School Short Term Residency


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