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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

 

LATEST WUNTANARA ACTIVITIES

*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 £90 to £200 plus postage and packing.

See below, and contact us for more information!

*Wuntanara are proud to be delivering a series of FREE Community African Drumming workshops on Thursdays from 7-8pm at St John's Church, 353 Bromley Road, London SE6 2RP until 2nd March 2023. This course is funded by Phoenix Community Chest. All ages and abilities are welcome! 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.  

*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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Wuntanara performance at Open the Gate Festival - June 2016

Wuntanara 10th anniversary look back

Wuntanara Doundounba at People's Day 2011

 

CLASSES AND WORKSHOPS

 
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Join Master Drummer Souleymane Compo for weekly African drumming classes,

learning traditional Guinean rhythms on djembe and dundun drums.

Sundays from 2-4pm

at The Music Complex, 20 Tanners Hill, Deptford, London SE8 4PJ

£15 per class2

Please bring your own djembe if you have one. Dundun drums are provided.

Free parking available on the nearby streets.

Souleymane is also teaching a series of FREE Community African drumming classes 

on Thursday evenings from 7-8pm 

at St Jonh's Church, 353 Bromley Road, London SE6 2RP.

These classes are funded by Phoenix Community Chest.

All ages and abilities are welcome!

Drums are provided,  and there's no need to book in advance.

Contact us for more information about these classes.