Summer’s Here (OK NOT QUITE)
AND THE TIME IS RIGHT…..
FOR NOTTING HILL CARNIVAL 2019
Carnival is just around the corner, and have we got a treat for you, come and celebrate with us!
Our 2019 theme is Dancing in the Street: A tribute to Music. We are paying tribute to the rich melanin culture across the board, these artists have given us Jazz, Motown, Samba, Reggae, Funk, Pop and Rock right up to the present day with artists such as Beyoncé.
Too many to name in one parade, this is but a snapshot of a larger movement that shaped music as a whole. The fashion, dance forms, lifestyle and fight against oppression empowered us all to move to the enchanting sound wave that we call, Music. This is for the trailblazers, rebels and the powerful influences they have had on music today,
we thank them .
Countdown to Carnival!
One-off Early Bird Prices until the 10th of June.
Pay 50% to secure your early bird special edition price and pay the rest within a month and half.
Commisão de frente
Our front commission presents you with the infamous track by Martha and the Vandallas; later covered by Jagger and Bowie. Like many black artists before them, they were the among the first to bring their music to white audience, breaking down cultural and racial barriers. Think glamourous girl groups from the 60s.
Intermediate- advanced skill only. Please contact [email protected]
ala dos Passistas
ALA DAS BaIANAS
We pay tribute to the song by Dawn Penn, however, this is cover version of Chicago born singer and songwriter Willie Cobbs. This track is a well-known song outside of reggae; it has been sampled by a vast range of artists. Colours of reggae and featuring records as accessories!
Each baiana will have the same design but a different coloured top; Red, silver, gold, purple and green.
George Clinton’s Parliament and Funkadelic heavily influenced music today with a blend of funk and rock. We pay tribute to Bootsy Collins, for his style and his BASS! Tear the roof off and beam us back up to the Mothership!
Released in 1984, the same year as LSS’s beginnings, Purple Rain remains to this day the track best associated with Prince. The album of the same name became gold in the same year.
Think purple, sexy, gender bending, camp..
STEWARDS, PHOTOGRAPHERS, VOLUNTEERS & Velha guarda
Our backstage crew, aka our stewards and volunteers behind the scenes are the real superstars of the show! Our photographers capture the magic! And of course our Velha Guarda have contributed to our 35 year history and helped to make our school what it is today, they are our VIPs!
Want to parade with us but don’t fancy wearing a costume? Why not join our Volunteers and be part of one of the biggest street parties in Europe! Want to find out more?