SangomaBeat is an African world music mix with drumming, vocals and piano. People like to dance to our music. Our program stretches from traditional African music to Brazilian Bossa Novas, Jazz Standards and original compositions.
SangomaBeat is a World Music band located in Los Angeles, weaves West African rhythms with ethnic vocal arrangements and piano chords into a tribal world grooves. Rhythms are played on hand drums and djundjuns and are translated by the dancers into African style movements.
Growing up in Vienna, Austria, Pashyo Sarkin received a classical dance education. As an adult her focus moved to African dance and drumming and she established herself as a drum and dance teacher in Berlin, Germany. In 1984 she started to practice the active meditation techniques of the Indian mystic Osho and meditation has been part of her life ever since. Pashyo has been leading Workshops for African Dance and African drumming in Germany, India, Canada and the US for the last 25 years. She is teaching all ages and performs as a percussionist, singer/songwriter and dancer with her world music group SangomaBeat.