Feraba - African Rhythm Tap Company

Feraba - African Rhythm Tap

Traditional West African Music and Dance fused with Tap dancing


“The performance was exhilarating! In a nutshell, encore s’il vous plait!."

Brooklyn Public Library



Féraba was founded in New York City in 1995, through the collective creative vision of Austrian tap dancer Irene Koloseus and world-renowned master balafonist Abou Sylla from Guinea, West Africa.

A multicultural and multiethnic performance group, Féraba fuses the traditional sounds and movements of West Africa with the American artistic form of tap dance.

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Féraba is dedicated to the appreciation and the preservation of American Tap dance and traditional West African music, dance and culture.

Feraba’s mission is to inform, educate and entertain through the universal language of rhythm, promoting the ideal of friendship, tolerance and cultural understanding among people of all nations

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School Assemblies

Since 1996 Feraba performs their unique shows in schools, libraries, community centers and festivals.  

Students will connect to the captivating music and rich culture of West Africa and gain a better understanding and appreciation for the depth and variety of percussion rhythms that keep us dancing. 

  • Program 1: Sounds of the Mande Empire

  • Program 2: Roots of Tap

  • Program 3: Biashi-The Journey



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