Celebrating Africa

Musical group Ngoma y’Africa performed in the Wilkinson Center, inviting students to learn more about the Africana Studies program.

PROVO, Utah (Feb. 26, 2016)—Students in the Wilkinson Center Terrace had a special treat: a performance by Ngoma y’Africa (“ngoma” being an African term meaning “song, music and dance”).

The group is composed of international and American students, all with ties to the African continent. The performance included traditional songs and dances from central and west Africa, as well as a rendition of the American spiritual “Swing Low, Sweet Chariot.”

For more information about the group and the Africana Studies minor, visit the Africana Studies website.









—Samuel Wright (B.A. American Studies)


Samuel covers events for the Africana Studies program for the College of Humanities. He is a senior pursuing a degree in American studies with a minor in editing.