So on 28th August Kinetika Bloco returned to Notting Hill carnival after 6 years away! We joined with Yaa Asantewaa Carnival Group on the Childrens Day with a Bloco of around 50 members. We had a great time, managing to dodge all the giant nosiy trucks so that we could play our set almost the whole way around the route.
The day started with a bus ride out of South London; costume and make up in the Yaa Centre car park; followed by a limbo warm up in Woodfield Road; a mammoth session playing for 3 hours round the route; lots of police and cameras and then a long walk back to the centre. It was a tiring day in the sun, rain and then sun again, but it was great to bring some live music to the Carnival and show all that young people can achieve.
Here’s to next year!