Wara is a young 9-piece London based band that fuses a variety of sounds from Cuba and beyond (timba, salsa, Afro-Cuban, reggaeton, zouk, soukous, reggae...) with a big dose of the London stuff: funk, soul, reggae, hip-hop and even dubstep and d'n'b, resulting in a unique, explosive sound full of raw energy and positive vibes.
Their 6-track EP "Somewhereland" is available for sale at gigs and on demand.
-Eliane Correa (vocals, keys, arrangements, MD)
-Nana Clara Aldrin Quaye (backing vocals)
-Greg Sanders (guitar, backing vocals)
-Lilli Ahvenaiven (piano, keys)
-George Cole (bass)
-Taurean Antoine-Chagar (sax)
-Leandro 'Lele' Mancini (drumkit)
-Ernesto Marichales (percussion)
"And what does the name mean??"ara comes from Guara which is Cuban slang for the positive, playful energy that is characteristic of some people... The people that put you in a good mood as soon as they turn up... Yeah those ones!)