It was my first time performing as a member of Barracwda, Cardiff -based Afro Brazilian percussion band, fusing the love of samba with funk, soul, reggae and jungle. One of my favourite things to do in my spare time!
"Butetown Carnival is returning to the capital with a bang this bank holiday weekend. The historic event, which dates back to 1967, earned its spot as the biggest cultural event in Cardiff throughout the 1970s and 1980s, with more than 25,000 people attending daily, despite a local population of 4,000. Live music and extravagant costumes have filled the air as people celebrate the area's notable past and the bright future of its multicultural community.
The carnival has consisted of a fun run and parade in the past. In recent editions, these same activities have remained alongside unique food stalls, face-painting, henna tattoo stalls and community dances. The carnival is being brought this year once again by Butetown Arts and Culture Association (BACA), as well as local artists and communities, in partnership with the Wales Millennium Centre."