Carnival Uncovered – Episode 4: Labour of Love OUT NOW!

Carnival Uncovered – Episode 4: Labour of Love OUT NOW!

Behind the music, masquerade and the mania just what goes in to putting together the second biggest street festival in the world? More than making costumes it’s a huge labour of love where creativity and collaboration is key.

#NottingHillCarnival 2020 cancelled for the first time in its history due to covid 19. We know nothing can replace the magic of carnival but we hope this series helps to fill that void and maybe put a smile on your face.

#CarnivalUncovered was filmed in 2019 between the months of July and September. It was compiled and completed in the midst of a global pandemic during the covid 19 lockdown and the #blacklivesmatter worldwide awakening. The trend may be over but the movement and the marathon continues. We deserve to be heard. We deserve to be seen. We are planning to push this far and wide. It would mean so much to us if you could share the love and help us be a part of changing the narrative.

#CarnivalUncovered is a brand new series exploring the wonderful world of Carnival. Coming to YouTube August 2020 from House of Black.

The House that Loves Us #HouseofBlack is committed to showcasing and celebrating our beauty and our brilliance #chooselove

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Fiona Compton | Historian – Artist – Designer | @knowyourcaribbean; @fiona758
Pepe Francis MBE | Director of Ebony Steelband Trust | @ebonysteelband; @Augustinepepefrancis
Lesley ‘Guavz’ Okantey | Carnival Model | @socajunkiie
Dujonna Gift-Simms | Carnival Model | @dujonna_; @carnivalbydujra
Kelly Rajpaulsingh | Designer – Mas Band Leader | @Bacchanalia_Uk; @kellysaid_
Tanya ‘Diamontee’ Parris | Designer – Mas Section Owner | @the_diamontee
Kane Mason | Designer – Mas Section Owner | @amorousmaslondon; @betterkane
Kamika Banton | Carnival Model | @kamilillyliz; @theglowupbaruk
Anthea Hudson | Designer – Mas Band Leader | @ebonymas; @antheasuperstar
Leah Nicholas | Carnival Model | @socajunkiie
Kimhia Toussaint | Carnival Model | @thekimhiatoussaint
David St Croix | Carnival Model | @dst.croix; @masmodellingagency
Dewayne “DJ Live Linq” | DJ – Mas Band Leader | @tropicalfusionmas; @livelinq
Naiomi Wilson | Founder & Director of Carnival Slayers | @carnivalslayers
Dj Tate | DJ – Promoter | @djtatehere

Leian John-Baptiste | Creator – Director – Producer – Edit Supervisor | @leiandarell @houseofblackuk
Dayle Witter | Co- Creator- Co-Producer – Edit Supervisor | @daydecosta
Mark Kumolu | D.O.P – Camera Op – Editor | @marcusgrey_tr3
Coco Shaw | Camera Op – Editor | @cocoshawvisuals
Jodie Cumberbatch | Camera Op | @jodecisyreeta
Maria Samuel | Camera Op | @mariadrea
Jordan Myers | Camera Op | @imjrdz
Robin Rene | Camera Op | @robinsperspective
Laurence Ammah | Editor | @laurenceedits__
Christianah Jesudass-Roberts | Researcher | @mistiaroberts

Special Thanks
Yaa Centre | @theyaacentre
Tabernacle | @tabernaclew11
Notting Hill Carnival London | @nhcarnivaldn
Carnival Village Trust | @carnivalvillage
Camf | @camfnhc
Steel Pan Trust | @steelpantrust
Dreamland Jouvert, Ebony Steelband, Ebony Mas, UCOM, Amorous Mas London, Bacchanalia Mas Band, Tropical Fusion Mas, Socamania, Socaholic, Hype Mas and all the other Mas bands in the UK who are keeping the culture alive.
Erina “Creative Curls” | @creativecurls_
Mike – Andre Joda | @thenewnuevo
Joel Witter | @joelthewordsmith
Jordan Bowman-Campbell | @jordanbowmancampbell
Shauni Caballero | @thego2agency
Amir Ibrahim | @amiribrah
Sebastian Taguiang | @directedbysebastian
Paul O’ Donoghue | @ucomcarnival
Carl Gabriel
Nadia Valeri
Alvaro Barrington
Charisma Jones, Damian Kent
Mr and Mrs John-Baptiste
Warren Manning
Pete Reco
Phillip Long Joy Photography
Gentle Benjamin TV
Pat Younge, Paul Blake, Tamara Howe, Iyare Igiehon, Emily Gale, Zena Tuitt
Machel Montano, Motto, Bunji Garlin, Fay-Ann Lyons, Skinny Fabulous
RIP Lincoln Rahamut, RIP Lynette Gabriel – Thank you for all you’ve done for the culture and community, rest well.

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