Photo Essay: The anatomy of a Senegalese drum circle
In Senegal, drum circles are usually planned with special events. They're a way to let loose and enjoy dance and music.
That said, they have historical significance, having been around "Since Allah," meaning there have been drum circles as long as anyone can remember. There are slight differences within ethnic groups about the how, when and why of drum circle traditions. Different ethnic groups have different dances and styles such as the Pulaar (of which this drum circle is an example), the Sereer and Wolof.