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|The Notting Hill CARNIVAL
| The 2006 42nd annual Notting Hill Carnival
may no longer be Europe's biggest street party but it still London's
greatest and the hope of many for expressing an inclusive multicultural
vision of a town that wishes tv o be known as a great global host. Expect
a much less crowded festival that will joyfully attempt to combine and unite
all da people in a creative celebration of the harmony and diversity of 21st
century London. Come to jump in unity
Plan your trip to experience the palpable
electricity of the community getting ready for the Carnival in August as it
explodes on the weekend defined by the end of summer Bank Holiday on the
last Monday in August. Visit our
Notting Hill Carnival groups remind you it is the journey to Carnaval day that provides the greater reward. So find a group to join in and keep the notorious crowds on the other side of the barricades and out of your mas camp. Come join in this New European spectacle of exuberance and joy. Rediscover London's peak annual energy point in the famous Notting Hill neighborhood.
|Web Guides for Carnival
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Search their site for Notting Hill Carnival by google
timeout.com use their
google them for "notting hill carnival" Despite publishing a thick annual guides to the Notting Hill Carnival
there's very little on-line Carnival presence and it does not last long
|Official Events See See carnaval.com/london/2005
before Carnival weekend:
Grand Costume Gala
before Carnival weekend:
London Calypso Contest
|Bank holiday weekend
Panorama remains at
Horniman’s Pleasance Park, Kensal Road, W10.
steelbands from all over Britain competing for the title of the London C
6am Jouvert until 9.00pm
Kids Parade & Festival
Always the last Monday in August.
Noon until 9.00pm
Adult parade Parade & Festival
|The Stars of Carnival
Carnival is the people's celebration and it is important that anyone can be a star. The Notting Hill Carnival Stars number in the thousands. Visually the color and spectacle of the BANDS will be where most focus their camera.
The music vibrations from well over 100 sources will pump the energy level of the million plus bodies to a level which puts Notting Hill at the top of annual celebrations in Europe. Besides three large stages and 45 sound systems scattered throughout the neighborhood you'll also find Soca and Steelpan bands "parading on the road." On Carnival Saturday come watch the Steelband's Panorama one of the largest Steelband competitions outside of the motherland of Trinidad. These are local bands. Don't miss the Calypso music, song with story, usually composed by the venerable performers themselves for the current Carnival season.
Soca is the product many generations of research in how best to make the hips sway and de feet jump. Soca was born relatively recently, leading many Carnavalists to hope that this West Indian dance music out of Trinidad will take the baton from London's techno scene before the millennium gets here.
While Notting Hill may have gone from a West Indian artist neighborhood with connections to Pink Floyd, Hendrix and Bob Marley, to one of London's most favored by those in the public eye with native celebs like Robbie Williams. Joseph Fiennes:, Stella McCartney, Geri Halliwell, and Claudia Schiffer.
Beeraahaar Sweet Combination
|Brazil in UK Fotos || Brazil in London
Brazilian Culture is on the move in London and Samba Schools are at the
forefront of infecting the culture with the rhythms. Learn more about the
percussion instruments in a
or head over to our SAMBISTA
Network in aforum pages which features the best contributions
from the Sambista mailing list but needs a volunteer to freshen it up
Yaa Asantewaa Arts and Community Centre
Notting Hill Carnival Panorama Bands include:
Mangrove Steel Band News by google
They are consummate storytellers who stand alone on stage and have to hold the crowd's attention. Like rap, a later and very different way of overlaying the rhythms of real language on to music
is the reigning monarch from 2004
Fridays in August
Errol Brown aka Lord Cloak is generally the one to beat with far more titles than anyone else. The regular cast includes Lord Cloak, Cleopatra, Sister Sandra, Totally Talibah, Mr International, Admiral Jack, Helena B, Iguana, Sheldon Skeete and Mighty Explorer
Calypso Contest has been held since '92 at Yaa Asantewaa Arts and Community Centre in the St Charles Catholic Sixth Form of North Westminster . This is London's only officially recognized Combined Black Arts and Community Centre. It is an internationally renowned and prize-winning artistic landmarkThe Yaa Asantewaa Arts and Community Centre,
1 Chippenham Mews, W9.2AN
MultiMap Tube: Westbourne Park (just off the Harrow Road)Tel: 020 7286 1656.
Livingstone returns Live performances to the Carnival along with the long
sought Hyde Park beach head with an exciting cultural exchange called
|Sound Systems & the DJ's
is about the collective spirit of the people and the best energy can often
be found by taking the pulse of J'Ouvert before the break of day on Sunday.
|SOUNDS & LIVE BROADCAST
coverage over carnival weekend is the annual centrepiece of its live
events calendar placing the station at the forefront of live
listeners the chance to experience the action from across the UK.
For 2006 bbc is double coveromg both the Leeds Carnival as well.
|Sounds and CD's
For all the latest Reggae, soca, rnb, zouk and gospel CDs check out our new releases sections
http://faluma.com The Caribbean Music Shop and Label - Europe's specialists for CDs, Vinyl and Mix Tapes in the field of Soca & Calypso music.
Little Drum and Percussion Page
In RealAudi & MP3 full technosamba songs
Radio Real Audio || London-daily.co.uk
Carnival Transit Planner London Underground : Travel advice for the August
Bank Holiday weekend advisory by http://tube.tfl.gov.uk
|Food & Drink
My London: Macy Gray Evening Standard 25 April 2003
New Foto Gallery
|Festival Arts Development
Carnival Database In 1995, Dr. Patricia Alleyne-Dettmers and the Arts Council of England's Combined Arts Department established a publicly accessible database viewable in The Arts Council Library. In August of 1997 August, the database was expanded and brought online by ACE as carnivalnet.org.uk. Dr. Alleyne- Dettmers is a respected experts and a popular speaker on Carnivals.
From Carnival to Civil Rights
- London's Black
History Trail at 24hourmuseum.org.uk
By Shruti Ganapathy 24/06/2005
Festivals and Annual Events in London and the UK
If you have got the time and money come to the UK in early August for one of the world's great art festivals in the capital of Scotland Edinborough. Find more links under August above
Diana Queen of Hearts
What's new in aforum on Princess Diana
The people's princess died on London Carnival weekend and lived in the Carnival neighborhood's Hyde park. At one time it was suggested that the Banker's Holiday Monday be renamed after the Princess or the "Queen of Hearts" whose memory is still alive for so many. Kensington Palace was the London home of the late beloved Princess Diana mother of Prince William
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