Wala's shows generally have a duration of 45mins
to an hour,
depending upon the ages of the audience.
During Wala present
an exciting display of traditional African music, dance, instruments and costumes.
They encourage their audience to become involved in their performance by demonstrating
a variety of rhythm and movement games, then inviting volunteers from the audience
to come and try out some of the instruments and dances.
A large variety of traditional African drums from the very tall drums played with
sticks to the loud crack of the Djembe, to the tiny talking drums played tucked
under the arms. Each drum has it's own tale to tell and has an unique and different
* BALAFON MARIMBA: A wooden xylophone
with large hanging gourds attached underneath it to amplify the sound * ANTEBEN
FLUTE: A traditional wooden flute *GONG
GONG: A rack of traditional bells *SHAKERE:
Shakers and hand rattles
Shakers designed to strap on to the legs for greater percussive effect when dancing.
and charges: $5.00 per Person
Nexus Arts: PO BOX 1009, Elsternwick, Vic 3185 Phone (03) 9528 3416 Fax
(03) 9523 6866 Freecall 1800 675 897 for country and interstate schools.
Wala are also available for school workshops: please
contact for further details
Teachers - click here for an information sheet on Wala and Ghana