We are back! During this difficult Covid Season we have seen the power of togetherness and we are excited to celebrate once again the spirit of Kinetika Bloco, as we see that it is bigger than the sum of its parts and deeper than any one person, genre, ego or moment in time. Join us to learn new music skills or develop existing ones and join together with many other young people to play music, steel pan, drum, or dance, make costumes. It may not be a complete return to ‘normal activity’ but we will have fun and hopefully create something for future performances!

2nd – 13th August 2021 12pm-7pm

Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, London, SE1 8XX

14-25 years old

How Much: 
£35 bursaries available on request

Sign up: 
Fill in the form to sign up now

Places will probably be limited due to social distancing and could be subject to change if government regulations change

Once you have completed the school, you are a fully signed up member of the Bloco and you’ll hopefully stay with us for the rest of the year…or forever! You can join Kinetika Bloco as a Drummer / Dancer / Brass-woodwind or Steel Pan player.

These are samba drums and the Bateria (drum section) is at the centre of the Bloco, no previous experience is required to join this section, you just need to love it loud!

Brass-Woodwind players
We call this our brass section but it really means any wind instrument you can walk with. You need to have access to your own instrument, or borrow from your school, and you must be able to play the notes because we play as an ensemble, we don’t provide individual tuition. No grades required.

To join our dance section you just need to be able to move and smile, previous experience is great if you have it, but we can also work with beginner dancers, as long as you’re willing and able to move and wear a costume!

Steel pans
You must have previous pan experience, but we are unlike any pan band you may play in, we walk with the pans on harnesses, so come ready for a new experience!