Feraba: African Rhythm Tap
The Play Ground
The award winning group Feraba-African Rhythm Tap, established in 1996 by dancer Irene Koloseus and balafonist Abou Sylla, is a multicultural and multiethnic performance group, which fuses the traditional sounds and movements of West Africa with the only true American dance form of Tap. Much of the core musical repertoire of Feraba involves the use of the balafon, a traditional wooden xylophone from West Africa. Their mission is to inform, educate and entertain through the universal language of rhythm, promoting intercultural understanding, cultural diversity and tolerance among people of all nations.