Carnival of the World

In August 2018 Carnival of the World returned to Reading UK main shopping centre with international Afro-Brazilian guest performers Ylê De Egbá from Pernambuco.

The event set up in 2016 and now an annual event celebrates diversity and is a showcase for carnival music, dance and arts at a free outdoor event with a live stage and the Broad Street Parade of costumed masqueraders, percussionists and drummers, flags, banners and parasols.

CultureMix Carnival of the World Broad St Parade Scandalus Mas Luton by Robert Varga Peterson

Scandalous Mas from Luton join the Broad Street Parade for Carnival of the World in Reading UK 

The 2018 event launched in April with free music workshops with RASPO.  In August specialist workshops took place at Reading College with Ylê De Egbá to create flags, parasols, carnival costumes and head dresses.  The highlight workshops were the well attended Afro Brazilian percussion workshops.

Carnival of the World Reading 2018 Live Stage Jamah Childish by Dave Cole

Jamah Childish performs at Carnival of the World

All workshops were in preparation of the Reading Broad Street Parade and the London Notting Hill Carnival float procession during August Bank Holiday.

More on Ylê De Egbá here.

See more about Carnival of the World at London Notting Hill Carnival here.