Reared from the traditions of African dance & drum elders of Memory of African Culture, KanKouran Dance Company, Sankofa Dance Theatre, Dono Drum and Dance Ensemble, Maimouna Keita West African Dance Company, and Wose Dance Theatre, the performers of Farafina Kan are born. Literally translates to Sound of Africa, Farafina Kan, which literally translates to “sound of Africa”[1], was founded in 2006 and is dedicated to maintaining the history and integrity of traditional African drumming and dancing. “We are eternally grateful to our parents for having the foresight to search for the traditions of our ancestors and the many elders who have and continue to pave the way for us to do what we do today” – Farafina Kan

[1] “About US.” :: Farafina Kan ::. N.p., n.d. Web. <>.