SOAS Concert Series: Wiyaala



The ‘Young Lioness’ of Funsi

Wiyaala, which means “the doer” in her local Sissala dialect, is from Funsi, a village in the upper West region of Ghana, close to the borders of Burkina Faso and Cote D’Ivoire. Her music is a potent fusion of West African folk songs and stadium Afro-pop, informed by her personal interpretation of traditional West African mythology and storytelling.

Despite growing up in a patriarchal society that can be hostile to artistic growth, Wiyaala has emerged as one of Ghana’s leading international touring artists, performing at events and festivals all over the world, including at the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Australia and WOMAD (UK).

Important information

All concerts start at 8.30pm (doors 8pm).
Online booking is required to guarantee a seat.

Please note that pre-booking is only valid until 8.45pm (i.e. if you have pre-booked and arrive more than 15 minutes late, you may find that your seat has been re-allocated).

Venue capacity is limited and any remaining seats will be allocated on a first-come-first-served basis.

Programme subject to change.

Venue address: Brunei Gallery Lecture Theatre, SOAS, University of London,
Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square, London WC1H 0XG

Enquiries: E-mail: [email protected]

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