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Wuntanara – meaning ‘we are together’ – is the exciting creation of

master drummer Souleymane Compo.

Our mission is to celebrate and promote West African music, dance and culture in the UK.

We offer:

  • Outstanding classes and workshops in African drumming and dance

  • Exhilarating live performances of traditional West African drumming, dance and music

 

We work with:

  • Schools

  • Charities and Community groups

  • Corporates

  • Private and family events

  • TV and media

Take a look around our site, and get in touch to find out more…

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NEWS BEATS

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LATEST WUNTANARA ACTIVITIES

Good Therapy

Wuntanara is proud to be participating in Good Therapy - a music therapy program presented by progress4youth c.i.c. & sponsored by The National Lottery Community Fund. The program is open to young people aged between 3 and 16 years old who are affected by mental health issues, and is being delivered in East Dulwich from February to May 2024. There are still some places available. If you would like to nominate a young person you can find the enrolment form on the Progress4Youth website.

 

Drums for Sale

Looking for that perfect gift, or just want to treat yourself?

We have some great quality Guinean djembes for sale! Different sizes for different prices, ranging from £80 to £180 plus postage and packing.

See below, and contact us for more information!

Workshops and classes

All ages and abilities are welcome to join our weekly Community African Drumming workshops on Thursdays from 7-8pm at St John's Church, 353 Bromley Road, London SE6 2RP! This family friendly class costs just £5, or £2.50 for concessions. See below, and contact us for more info.

 

Master Drummer Souleymane Compo is teaching a weekly African drumming class at The Music Complex in Deptford, London, on Sundays from 2-4pm. See the Classes section below for details and contact us for more info.  

Online Drumming Tutorials

Here's our latest Wuntanara African Drumming tutorial for you to enjoy, wherever you are. This one is especially for beginners and improvers. In it Souleymane Compo teaches the Yankadi rhythm, from Guinea Conakry.  Watch it here.

 

We hope you enjoy the video! If you do, please like it, share it, and subscribe to our YouTube Channel: Wuntanara TV!

We hope to see you soon!

Wuntanara = We Are Together!

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LIVE PERFORMANCES

African Drum and Dance Ensemble

London’s premier West African music and dance ensemble blend red hot Guinean rhythms with soulful songs from the village, accompanied by traditional West African instruments.

Combining energetic performance with raw talent, Wuntanara and their music are paving the way as an influential World Music Band for the modern generation. Since joining forces in 2009, Wuntanara have captivated fans with their signature sound and unique performances. Their rhythms are guaranteed to make you move!

 

If you are looking for talented and authentic African drummers and African dancers in London or around the UK, Wuntanara are available to perform at community festivals, schools, and corporate events as well as private parties, weddings and other celebrations. Contact us for bookings and enquiries.

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