Founding London School of Samba Member Alan Hayman

Carlinhos da Cuica.  A fantastic video of London School of Samba founding member Alan Hayman. The instruments and music in this video speak for themselves.  Alan has a vivid memory of how LSS began and one excerpt as follows, “…Another person who was absolutely fundamental in our formation in 1984, was Maggie Pinhorn, the then head of Alternative Arts in Covent Garden.  She taught us how to start a charitable organization, encouraged us and booked us in on Friday lunchtimes in the Piazza in April 1984.  That’s how we started playing in public…”