About RIMKA | Afrobeat Sabar

RIMKA is made up of talented African Artists and Musicians with origins from Senegal, Tanzania and Nigeria, who all influence the amazing sounds and mesmerising melodies that come from the collaboration.

Rimka is fronted by Karim Mbaye a Senegalese musician, master percussionist and internationally renowned recording artist who has worked with musicians from all over the world.

The band have performed at many UK events, festivals and venues such as

  • WOMAD - World of Music, Arts and Dance
  • African Oye
  • WOMEX - The World Music Expo
  • Three Wise Monkeys Todmorden
  • Burnley Canal Festival
  • Catch the Wind Kite Festival
  • Warrington MELA
  • Rag N Bone Warrington to name a few.

  • Trivia

    Afrobeat is a style of popular music incorporating elements of African music and jazz, soul, and funk.

    The sabar—from the Serer people in origin, is a traditional drum from the West African nation of Senegal. It is generally played with one hand and one stick.