African drumming and dance group performs at Hoag Library

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 16 May 2023 at 6:45 am

Photos by Tom Rivers

ALBION – Womba Africa performed at Hoag Library on Monday evening. The group is from the town of Nungua in Ghana, West Africa.

They now live in Rochester. They perform in the region, promoting West African music and culture and seek to empower indigenous cultural groups to share their heritage through preforming arts.

Womba Africa performed in Albion as part of the new Hoag Music Series. The library doesn’t charge admission for the concerts and is welcoming musical artists to Orleans County who haven’t performed in Albion before.

Womba Africa is a cultural drum and dance group formed in the town of Nungua. The members are part of the Ga Adangbe People in greater Accra, Ghana, a tribe with a very rich history and culture quite distinct from other major ethnic groups.

The Hoag concerts include funding from the Statewide Community Regrant Program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts and administered by GO ART!