Just found this one this morning. It is great …
The SIMB is a man dressed as a lion, the national symbol of Senegal, and this man or men, take on the spirits of a lions as was done by the man in the legend who fought a lion and won. The spectacle ritual pays homage to culture and keeps the story alive for generation after generation. During the ritual SIMBKAT dance to Sabar drums played by ngeuwel or griots. Usually the Rhythms and Bakks are the same played at the Lamb/Lutte aka Senegalese wrestling, such as Fass and Tuus.
The following excerpts from a documentary are the best clips of the event that I have ever seen
S I M B
The read more about the legend and birth of this ritual visit http://www.lionsofafrica.com/biography.htm