Wala is an exciting interactive drum and dance ensemble from Ghana West Africa. An exciting fusion of traditional and contemporary West African rhythms and harmonies with a vibrant display of dancing.
Touring Australia again in 2014, Wala bring to the stage an expression of Ghanaian life and spirit. Energetic awe-inspiring performances touch the audience delivering a little piece of Africa straight to your heart!
Wala means ‘life’ in the local language of their home town of Accra, and the suitability of this name becomes clear as you experience them in action – loving and celebrating life through music. Surrounded by about twenty drums played with hands, feet and sticks, Wala bring their instruments to life as they share a fusion of traditional Ghanaian music and dance depicting the life and soul and rich heritage of their ancestors, blended with their own refreshingly contemporary and original compositions.
Wala'’s tours have included performances in Perth, Adelaide, Melbourne, Canberra, Sydney, Byron Bay, the Gold Coast, Brisbane, the Sunshine Coast, and North Queensland. Headlining at the Woodford Folk Festival in 2001 & 2002, other highlights of their tours have been performances at the Mackay Festival of Arts, Kulture Karnivale in North QLD, Bellingen Global Carnival, Brisbane's 'Riverfest' and ‘Southbank on New Year’s Eve’, Peace Week in Cairns, Sydney Festival's 'Global Village' on New Year’s Day, The Boite’s Museum series in Melbourne, the Brisbane Ethic Music and Arts Council’s ‘World Music Café’ series at the Queensland Performing Arts Centre, Kulcha Multicultural Arts of WA, and the Fairbridge and Harboursound Festivals in WA.
Wala are passionate about teaching percussion, dance and harmonies at their interactive performances, and workshops to the community. Classes are tailor-made to the individual requirements of their students and are suitable for all levels of experience, from the amateur enthusiast to the professional.
Thousands of school children have been spellbound by their rhythmic beats and life inspiring performances. Wala's cultural shows provide school children with refreshing parallels of thinking andbsp;bring an enriching experience to their lives.
Visually outstanding and thoroughly entertaining, Wala’'s sheer exuberance, zest for life and warmth is an opportunity to experience an unforgettable display of African music and culture that will leave your heart singing for more.
Wala are available for festivals, shows, corporate functions and school performances.
Bookings: +61 468 968 195