Sounds of Africa

Sunday, August 9th

Experience African music and dance at Southwick’s Zoo during

Sounds of Africa!

Join us at the zoo for a day of African music, dance, and drumming performed by the WOFA Dance & Drum Company! Zoo visitors can also enjoy educational presentations, a scavenger hunt, and African inspired food specials. Their will also be a dunk tank to raise funds for Project Rhino.

*Event is included with zoo admission.

Note: Per state regulations, guests are required to wear masks during their visit and must practice social distancing. At this time, guests must purchase their admission tickets in advance online for their visit date and entry time. If you have pre-purchased zoo admission (tickets purchased online before we opened for 2020, donated tickets, Value Passes, etc), please make a reservation for your visit date and entry time. Please visit our Visitor Information page for current guidelines.


WOFA DRUM & DANCE COMPANY was founded in 2009 by Kabisko Kaba (Bisko) and continues to be a source of inspiration for PVPA students to learn about the rich culture and heritage of Guinea, West Africa. WOFA is a Sousou word that means LETS GET TOGETHER which expresses our vision to reach out to the community to share our culture and art.  Part of WOFA’s mission is to share its cultural knowledge with the larger community through performances and workshops at schools and other cultural organizations. WOFA has performed at many locations including the Gorse School, Monson High School, Westfield University, and 10 Thousand Villages. This year WOFA is intending to travel to Guinea during Paideia for a cultural dance and drum intensive.

Bisko came to the U.S. in 1998 with his world-renowned dance company Les Merveille de Guinea debuting in New York and touring throughout the U.S.A for over five years, during this time Bisko taught in numerous schools and community centers thrilling audiences with his boundless energy and skillful dancing, acting, drumming and singing. As a teacher, Bisko is known for his passion for the arts and demonstrated a commitment to excellence in his choreography and storytelling.