The Kinetika Bloco is a performance group with an exuberant mix of young brass and woodwind players, drummers, steel pan and dynamic dancers all in costume creating a "unique new British Carnival sound with a decidedly London edge" (BBC Radio2). We draw our influences from the Caribbean, Brazil, West and Southern Africa, New Orleans jazz, Funk and Hip Hop. Our members create the work with a team of professional tutors and help to lead the organization. In the last few years we have represented London as part of the 'Beijing 2008' Olympic Cultural Festival, as well as performing at the London Jazz Festival, Thames Festival, The South Bank and at the Unveiling of the Nelson Mandela Statue at Parliament Square. Kinetika established and facilitated the Kinetika Bloco for its first 10 years of existence. In December 2010 the Bloco became an independant charity, despite the independence of both organisations there remains a strong supportive relationship and you will find us working together fruitfully in the coming years.