Walking Drums

The mathematics of rhythm are universal.  They don’t belong to any particular culture.”

John McLaughlin

Rhythm March.   The walking drums embody the rhythm, spirit and vibe of carnival. There are many drum rhythm workshops dotted around the borough, and each year they come together for The Notting Hill Carnival. For more information on Walking Drums click here.

Colour & Sound

Stephen Spark Born and brought up in leafy Surrey, Stephen was for many years as far removed from Carnival as it’s possible to be. That changed when a friend sent him a soca tape and he was instantly hooked on the music. It prompted a first visit to Notting Hill Carnival in 1985 – with a camera, of course ‑ and he’s been going ever since.