Ghanaian born Afro pop singer-songwriter who sings in her nativae language, Noella Wiyaala known under the stage name, Wiyaala thrilled music fanatics with an oh-so-lovely performance at the just ended annual Oerol cultural festival in Netherlands.
The All Africa Music Awards[AFRIMA], ”Most Promising Artiste in Africa” and Revelation of The African Continent gave out top notch performances of her hit songs, including ”Makoma”, ”Leno”, ”Feeling Free”, ”Kandibanye”, ”Sun & Moon” that kept patrons up and grinding through out the show.
The singer and performer displayed her artistry prowess and vocal dexterity that was appealing to the ear, creating a cool ambience that saw patrons from all walks of life storming the island of Terschelling in the Netherlands to have a glimpse of the Ghanaian performer’s articulateness.
Natives and tourists who patronised the annual cultural festival were inculcated with a sense of Afro-pop or Afro-rock with elements of tribal folk music, as she performed soul soothing, mind blowing Ghanaian music that convey and disseminate the heritage of Ghana, Africa. Wiyaala performed alongside her music band, Onipa Band.
Oerol (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈurɔl]) is a cultural festival on the island of Terschelling in the Netherlands that is held annually in June. The ten-day festival is focused on live, public theatre as well as music and visual arts.
In the Terschelling dialect, Oerol means “everywhere” or literally “overall” in the sense of covering the entire land (oeral in standard Frisian). Oerol takes its name from an old Terschelling tradition, when for a short time in early spring cattle were allowed to roam freely on the island, grazing on any and all available greenery.
The oerol tradition continued until the arrival of paved roads, since cars and bicyclists collided at night with sleeping cattle; it was finally ended during the German occupation of the island in World War II.
The premise of the festival is to use the entire island as a stage, although two primary stages (Groene Strand and Westerkeyn) are set up. Beaches, woods, dunes and other landscapes can function as performance spaces, and shows have also taken place in farm sheds, boathouses and an army bunker.
Tickets are sold in the form of “passports” allowing access to the island for part or all of the week, and then tickets are available for the individual performances. Street theatre acts, art, and podium musical performances are free during the festival. Over 50,000 people visited the island and some 95,000 tickets were sold for the 2007 festival.
The 2009 Oerol Festival took place from June 12-21, and in 2010, the Oerol Festival took place from June 11-20. In 2011, the Festival took place from June 17-27. The 2012 dates are June 15-24.
Wiyaala is by far the most busiest Ghanaian musician on the continent. She’s been elevating the Ghanaian culture through her music and fashion sense to the diaspora. The most rated Ghanaian performing arts continues her European countries, on Saturday 29th June at the Fusion Festival in Germany.