Cowley Road Carnival

As 2016 marked 400 years since the death of Shakespeare, Sol Samba decided to commemorate this event by doing the Cowley Road Carnival as Midsamba Night’s Dream:
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Our majestic maestre, the Donkey, led a group of Fairies and Athenians through the always entertaining Cowley Road, all the way behind St. Mary and John’s Church where we jammed with Ran Kan Kan and the Larkrise School of Samba, and finally ended our performance with a stage set in the Manzil Way Gardens.

 

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Donkeys, Athenians and Fairies having a go at the start of the Carnival

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Beautiful dancers doing fairy magic to the rhythm of Rio Samba

 

Photos by David Stumpp.

Roald Dahl Festival

The annual festival in Aylesbury celebrated the 100th anniversary of the famous Roald Dahl’s birthday. This year’s theme was BFG, and in the style of the Big Friendly Giant, Sol Samba drummers became the Queen’s guard for the day, whereas our dancers represented the beautiful dreams. Check us out in the first two minutes of the video below!