Féraba is a term from the Sousou of Guinea, West Africa, that means, “Do something to make people happy!”
For the eponymous multi-cultural and multi-ethnic performance company, that means dance and drumming — which they will perform during “African Rhythm Tap,” a rhythm conversation between a tap dancer and a drummer, on Thursday, July 12, at 1:30 p.m. at the Parrish Art Museum, located at 279 Montauk Highway in Water Mill.
The following week, on Wednesday, July 18, Recreation Dance Company will bring “Globalization of Hip Hop” to the museum at 1:30 p.m., exploring the creation and transformation of hip-hop throughout the world while challenging the boundaries of dance.
In addition to the afternoon performances at the Parrish — which are open to the public and will be attended by students and campers from Southampton Public Schools S.T.A.R. program and Bridgehampton Childcare and Recreation Center — the two dance groups will give morning performances at the Southampton Youth Association summer program at Southampton Elementary School.
“We are delighted that through our ongoing partnerships with S.Y.A., S.T.A.R. and BHCCRC, these performances will reach hundreds of local children not only at the Parrish, but throughout our community,” Parrish Education Director Cara Conklin-Wingfield said in a press release.
Both shows are free for students and children; and for adults with museum admission. Reservations are recommended. For more information, call (631) 283-2118 or visit parrishart.org.