SangomaBeat plays world music from Africa, Brazil, India and American Indian songs. The mesmerizing chants are supported by guitar, djembes, congas and bass drums and are often set to dance inspiring rhythms.
We hired SangomaBeat for our graduation celebration at Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Media Arts. They were absolutely fantastic and really fit perfectly with our event theme through providing their worldly, international sounds and talents. I was ecstatic when I heard them in person. Pashyo is a joy to work with and has been excellent at correspondence from day 1. The group is so sweet and their excitement is contagious. My team and all those who attended our event absolutely loved having them. I sincerely hope to work with or see them again in the future. Can't recommend them enough!!!
Pashyo took the time out to educate the children on the power of community through creative expression. The children and parents raved about their experience in the circle! All of the children participated throughout the entire time with smiles on their faces and joy in their hearts. This is what Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. stood for. Unity through diversity, connection and joy. Thanks for your generous contribution, Pashyo!
We hired SangomaBeat to provide music for our elementary school culture week celebration. They were fantastic! They were energetic and provided a lot of audience participation. The kids and parents had a great time.
Response from SangomaBeat:
Thanks for your lovely feedback. It was a pleasure working for you. Great space for our show. Loved the way the kids got excited about our show and joined in dancing, singing and drumming. Let us know, if you need another show or drum circle.
Price Range: $300 - $1000
Gig Length: 30 - 120 minutes
Languages: Chinese, English, French, German
What to Expect
SangomaBeat plays ethnic world music rooted in the ancient traditions of West-Africa, Brazil and the Americas. The mesmerizing chants are accompanied by guitar and ethnic drumming and often set to rhythms that are dance inspiring. The exotic flair of our instruments and costumes makes our band also visually attractive.
Upon request we facilitate drum circles and/or teach guests African dance moves.
SangomaBeat was founded 15 years ago by Pashyo Sarkin and her drumming students and has evolved into a professional world music group during this last decade. SangomaBeat performs at city festivals, clubs, schools, colleges, galleries, functions and private parties. Our 7 musicians play dance inspiring West African rhythms on djembe drums, djun djuns and congas. Songs come from Ghana, Guinea, Brazil and India and often have vocals accompanied by guitar. And the ethnic dance show is always appreciated by audiences.
Additional Booking Notes
If necessary we can bring our own amplification for vocals.
Past Booked Events
|June 25, 2016 • 2:00pm - 3:30pm||Religious Celebration|
|April 30, 2016 • 1:00pm - 4:00pm||Birthday (Child)|
|June 20, 2015||Cultural Event|
|March 11, 2015||Ethnic Celebration|
|January 19, 2015||Other|
|September 27, 2014||Baby Shower|
|April 04, 2014||Ethnic Celebration|
We play rhythms from Ghana, Senegal and Guinea like:
Forokoroba, Coucou, Dja, Kpanlogo, Djigbo, Djole, Kakilambe, Fume Fume
Rhythms from Brazil: Samba, Afouche.
American Indian songs: Witchi Tai Tai, Infinite Sun, The River is Flowing
Songs are Salya, Baba sotido, Iba Orisha, Maoma, Mas que Nada,
Original songs: Here we Go, No Money Blues
African dance from Ghana and Guinea.
|Pashyo||vocals, djembe, dance|
|Debbie Stubbs||djembe, dance|
|Mike Usher||guitar, djembe|
|Wayne Edwards||djembe, bass|
|Jackie Lovell||djembe, congas|
Influences & Inspiration
African musicians like Mamady Keita, Olatunji and Baba Maal as well as Tom Jobim.
We bring everything.
Drum / Percussion Show
New York City, NY
Recent review: Industrial Rhythm performed at our Bar Mitzvah party - a group of 3 male and 1 female dancers…
Los Angeles, CA
Recent review: What a fantastic group of performers. Absolutely stunning costumes. We will definitely be calling…
Los Angeles, CA
Recent review: They were very professional, friendly and patient. Everyone enjoyed The performances and we will…
Steel Drum Band
Los Angeles, CA
Recent review: We booked Joseph for our school International Day. He arrived promptly and ready to perform for…