Latinos @ Night Carnival (Part of The Mayor’s Thames Festival) : 10 -11 September, London

Photo : Tierra Mestiza

Caballos de Menorca, Tutatisgiant horse constructions from Menorca and Joji Hirota‘s Taiko Drummers from Japan lead the Night Carnival’s 2,000 dancers, drummers, lantern-carriers and costumed masqueraders.   This year the Carnival route is reversed to give a much better viewing space on Victoria Embankment. The Carnival lines up on Upper Ground, heads north over Blackfriars Bridge and then turns left on to Victoria Embankment.

Sun 11 September 2011 / 6.45 – 9.30pm

Blackfriars Bridge and Victoria Embankment

More info HERE

Participating groups for 2011:

Mandinga Arts The mythical chimera comes to life, weaving together human and animal, flora and fauna, fantasy and reality

Feltham Arts Association lotus flower lanterns, dhol drums and dancers

Inspiration Arts the intrigue of the senses: sound, sight, smell, touch and taste

Los Caporales San Simon traditional Bolivian dance

Tutatis’ Caballos de Menorca giant horses from Menorca

HAFAD illuminated multi-coloured robot bug

London School of Samba Arabian Nights, Sinbad the Sailor, Aladdin, Ali Baba, et al

Flamingo Carnival Arts autumn-themed costumes

Akari lanterns led by Joji Hirota’s Taiko Drums with an enormous Odaiko drum

Creative Kidz Hammersmith and Fulham’s silver-masked, baton-twirling roller-skaters

Morenada Bloque Kantuta Bolivian dance from C17 in costumes made from stones and beans

Festive Road the great British obsession with tea

Sunshine International Arts melting pot marriage of mas culture and pollination

Tierra Mestiza Asociacion Cultural traditional costumes and dance from Ecuador and Bolivia

Emergency Exit Arts giant turtle ridden by an otherworldly DJ, protected by its guardians

Paddington Arts Elimu shades of red celebrated through soca, street dance and costumes

Brunel Engine House Museum Wild Girls dance with wheels of fire around the giant Brunel

Kinetika Bloco exuberant mix of young brass, woodwind players, drummers and dynamic dancers

Cardboard Citizens ‘Rough Pearl’ glows within an illuminated oyster shell to tribal samba-reggae rhythms

ArtStart a futuristic urban utopia

Latin American Multicultural Group featuring Bolivia and Ecuador’s La Diablada and Grottos de Sabor

SE1 United vibrant, high energy youth-led street dance and lanterns.

APPLE creepy Victorian Spring Heeled Jack and the houses he haunts

Shademakers’ Equida horse, family, history, war, power, knacker’s yard

Genesis Carnival Band myths and treasures beneath the sea

Same Sky spectacular illuminated lanterns and puppets

Blocofogo Brazilian, Cuban and African rhythms

Fox Carnival Band a throng of pole carriers in purple

Paraiso School of Samba an authentic explosion of real Rio samba

Photo: Blocofogo
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