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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.

 

Want to take your drumming to the next level? Master Drummer Souleymane Compo is teaching a weekly African drumming class for Intermediate and Advanced drumming students 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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Wuntanara performance at Open the Gate Festival - June 2016

Wuntanara 10th anniversary look back

Wuntanara Doundounba at People's Day 2011

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CLASSES AND WORKSHOPS

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Master Drummer Souleymane Compo

Join Master Drummer Souleymane Compo for weekly African drumming classes,

learning traditional Guinean rhythms on djembe and dundun drums.

This class is aimed at Intermediate and Advanced students with at least a few years experience of learning African drumming.

Sundays from 2-4pm

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

£15 per class

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

Free parking available on the nearby streets.

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Souleymane is also teaching Community African drumming classes 

on Thursday evenings from 7-8pm 

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

All ages and abilities are welcome! Perfect for Beginners and Improvers.

£5 per class/ £2.50 concessions

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

Check out this video for a flavour of what we get up to!

Contact us for more information about these classes.