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Feraba music with Andy Algire
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Performers:

Irene Koloseus

Stephanie Larriere
Yaloni Bangoura
Namari Bangoura

Musicians:

Andy Algire

Sekou Pablo Dembele
Zumana Papa Diarra

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Recent Circuit Productions Sponsored Performances:

Friday, Feb. 6, 2015, 5:30 PM
CASA program
The New American Academy - Public School 770.
RSVP a must, rozi2k7@gmail.com

Saturday, Feb. 14, 2015, 1:00 PM
A celebration for Black History Month featuring tap dancing to the propulsive rhythms of African Drumming. Ideal for youngsters and their families. FREE.
Brooklyn Public Library
Central Branch Dweck Center, 10 Grand Army Plaza.
Info: (718) 230-2487.

Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2015, 11:00 AM
Stomp, Clap and Sing
with Sekouba Dembele
An intergenerational workshop with toddlers and their families. A highly interactive program using percussion, song and movement. FREE. Brooklyn Public Library
Central Branch Dweck Center, 10 Grand Army Plaza.
Info: (718) 230-2487.

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Circuit Productions Inc. (CPI) is supported, in part, with public funds from New York State Council on the Arts and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs.






Feraba: African Music and Percussion

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

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 forms of tap dance and jazz in a unique and exciting way. Féraba exposes its audience to many different cultures, and seeks to create a bond of understanding among the people of the world, suggesting that this diversity enriches one’s life.
See also Irene Koloseus's Féraba: African Rhythm Tap Dance Company


About Sound Bridges

Feraba’s unique program, Sound Bridges, is an energetic show comprised of compositions from the group’s Musical Director Andy Algire. Inspired by the exploration of several different styles and genres of music, this repertoire represents an integration of the interlocking percussive and melodic textures inherent in West African and Cuban music combined with instrumentation, arrangement devices, and improvisational techniques more typical of American jazz. The work is rooted in the discoveries of inter-style communication and encompasses the development and progression of traditional forms and the creation of new musical palettes, aiding in the expression of the ongoing dialogue between West African and jazz music. Féraba's explosive blend has been well received by audiences worldwide, including performances at Lincoln Center, Aaron Davis Hall, Town Hall, and other prestigious venues throughout the U.S., Europe, and West Africa. Through community outreach, Féraba also brings its extraordinary programs to hospitals, schools, universities, and libraries in the New York metropolitan area. This award winning company has received numerous grants, including a NYFA fellowship for music composition, and has been featured on several international radio and television programs.
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Feraba music with Papa PabloFeraba music with Andy Algire Féraba: African Music and Percussion Féraba's Andy Algire at center