World Class Brass: Kinetika Bloco recorded at Notting Hill Carnival 2011 by Nightjar for BBC Radio 2.
The Kinetika Bloco is a young group of brass, woodwind, percussion and steel pan players, plus amazing dancers. Young people can join them for their Spring or Summer Schools.
Radio 2 calls them a “unique new British Carnival sound with a decidedly London edge”. They draw their influences from the Caribbean, Brazil, West and Southern Africa, New Orleans jazz, Funk and Hip Hop.
They’ve performed at the Beijing 2008 Olympic Cultural Festival, London Jazz Festival, Thames Festival, The South Bank and at the Unveiling of the Nelson Mandela Statue at Parliament Square.
I used to work for Kinetika and ever time I hear the Bloco it sends shivers down my spine! They are absolutely amazing to see live.