Format: 2018-03
Format: 2018-03
10 Jul
Pimlico School workshop
Pimlico School, Lupus Street, SW1V 3AT
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8:00am - 11:30am

We are taking our Summer School recruitment tour to Pimlico School today - hoping to get lots of young people to come and join Summer School.

If you'd like to join us please go to

14 Jul
St Mary Magdalene Workshop
St Mary Magdalene School, Old Dover Road, SE3 8SY
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2:00pm - 4:00pm

We come to our final samba drumming workshop in St Mary Magdalene School, Blackheath. We have worked with a whole year group over 2016/17 delivering carnival drumming workshops.

St Mary Magdalene is part of

15 Jul
Africa Utopia Rehearsal
St Paul's Pavilion, Royal Festival Hall, Belvedere Road, SE1 8XX
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1:00pm - 4:00pm

We are gathering some of the Bloco together with our friends from BeatLife in Liverpool to rehearse for a final performance as part of our joint project. We will be rehearsing for a performance at Africa Utopia Festival, Southbank on 16th July.

16 Jul
Africa Utopia Performance
Riverfront Terrace, Royal Festival Hall, Belvedere Road, SE1 8XX
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5:30pm - 6:15pm FREE

Come down and see BeatLife Bloco perform at Africa Utopia Festival. We are performing with our friends from BeatLife in a free performance on the Riverfront Terrace - we will be sharing our mash up of African music with the following tunes:

Zombie - Fela Kuti
African Marketplace - Abdullah Ibrahim
Caravan - Duke Ellington

For more details on the performance visit:

17 Jul
Woodford School workshop
Woodford County High School, St Barnabas Road, IG8 7DQ
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8:00am - 3:30pm

We are spending a day with Woodford School to give 120 year 8's a full on carnival music experience with drumming, steel pans, dance and brass/woodwind. We will create a performance to share with the rest of the school at the end of the day.

If you'd like us to work in your school please get in touch!

Step into Dance finale
Royal Festival hall, Belevedere Road, SE1 8XX
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7:30pm - 8:30pm

We are helping Step into Dance to celebrate the amazing work they have been doing with young people over the last 10 years by bringing a small Bloco group to perform at the finale of their event in the Royal Festival Hall. If you are around the Southbank towards the end of the day come down to the Ballroom and you'll see us around 8pm.

22 Jul
Camberwell Fair
Camberwell Green
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12:30pm - 2:30pm FREE

Kinetika Bloco are excited to return to Camberwell Fair this year which will take place in Camberwell Green. Come down and see us and stick around for some fabulous music on their two stages.

Bloco will perform at 12.30pm (possibly with a little parade in the surrounding area) and then on the Wormford Stage at 1.50pm

Check out the line up for the festival here:

24 Jul
Junior Summer School Starts today
Holy Trinity CE Primary School, Upper Tulse Hill, SW2 2RL
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11:00am - 4:00pm £15 donation

It's back! Junior Summer School starts today. If you are aged 9-13 years old come and join us to do drumming / steel pans / brass or woodwind / or dance.

The Junior Summer School is 4 days long from 24th - 27th July.

Sign up at

27 Jul
Junior Summer School Performance
Holy Trinity CE Primary School, Upper Tulse Hill, SW2 2RL
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3:00pm - 4:00pm FREE

If you would like to come and see approximately 100 young people aged 9-13 years old performing their hearts out then please come and join us for the finale of the Junior Summer School. We will be performing what we have created with them over the 4 days and it is sure to be exciting. Last year it rained all the way through and that didn't put anyone off!

28 Jul
Bloco Lates Showcase
Ray's Jazz bar at Foyles, 107 Charring Cross Road, WC2H 0DT
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6:00pm - 7:30pm £5

We are super excited to present our first performance at Ray's Jazz bar in Foyles which will be a showcase of the work the young people and young leaders have created in Bloco Lates sessions. Hosted by Shayanna Dyer-Harris and Sheila Maurice-Grey this night will be an exciting chance to see the younger generation of musicians in Bloco demonstrating their skills. They have also organised the whole night themselves.

The evening is a fundraiser for Kinetika Bloco and all ticket and merchandise sales will go towards future Bloco projects. Please buy a ticket, come down support us and shake a leg!

Tickets are only £5

Book your tickets here

31 Jul
Summer School starts today
Royal Festival hall, Belevedere Road, SE1 8XX
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10:00am - 5:00pm £35

Our Senior Summer School starts today and runs for 2 weeks till 11th August. This is our favourite time of the year and you can be there if you are aged 14-25 years old. Sign up to join us as a drummer / steel pan player / brass or woodwind player / dancer and become a part of our Bloco family.

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