Merry Kinetikristmas and a Bloco New Year!!
Posted by admin at 12:58 pm on 20 December, 2011. 0 comments
All of us at Kinetka Bloco want to wish you a Merry Christmas and a blessed and exciting New Year!  We have had a wonderful year with many highlights including performing in front of huge crowds at Notting Hill Carnival and Thames Festival;...
Parliament Hill Bloco Workshop
Posted by admin at 11:56 am on 18 November, 2011. 0 comments
The team delivered a hectic but fun workshop at Parliament Hill School yesterday with 360 year 8 and 9 girls!  Sam, took a break from his Pro Green tour to get his head in an entirely different space leading 2 workshops with 90 drummers in each...
Colour of Sound October 2011
Posted by admin at 12:00 am on 28 October, 2011. 0 comments
The Kinetika Bloco Team led 4 days of workshops at Archbishop Sumner School over October Half-term with 40 children aged 8-12 years old from the North Lambeth Cluster of schools.  We had a great time teaching them African Drumming, Samba...
Kinetika Bloco at Word Up!
Posted by admin at 12:00 am on 24 October, 2011. 0 comments
On Monday 24th October, 20 members of Kinetika Bloco made their way to Alleyn's School in Dulwich to take part in Word Up! Festival.  We had a great time performing at the start of the day and then Mat Fox and the Bloco members led a workshop...
Kinetika Bloco @ the Elephant and Nun
Posted by Shayanna at 7:00 pm on 19 September, 2011. 0 comments
It was a great day in South East London, as Southwark council together with local businesses, organisations and yes, Kinetika Bloco brought four parks alive with the sound of music, colour, dance, workshops, food and a procession. We, Kinetika Bloco...
Thames Festival
Posted by admin at 12:00 am on 11 September, 2011. 0 comments
Kinetika Bloco had the great honour of leading the Thames Festival this year, and despite being covered by three torrential rainfalls before even starting, we dried out and gave it our all.  We had 70 of the Bloco on the road and it was great...
Our Day At Notting Hill
Posted by admin at 7:28 am on 9 September, 2011. 386 comments
So on 28th August Kinetika Bloco returned to Notting Hill carnival after 6 years away!  We joined with Yaa Asantewaa Carnival Group on the Childrens Day with a Bloco of around 50 members.  We had a great time, managing to dodge all the...
THE wedding proposal of the year!
Posted by admin at 4:31 pm on 5 September, 2011. 0 comments
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So back in July we got an enquiry over the website that Bloco Manager, Tamzyn French, intially thought might be a joke.  However it turned out to be a real request and Kinetika Bloco was booked to help a very romantic Jeff propose to his...
SUMMER SCHOOL 2011 - INNERVISION
Posted by Shayanna at 12:00 am on 15 August, 2011. 2939 comments
I always look forward to summer school because there is nothing I’ve ever been to that is quite the same. Can you imagine 100+ young people put in a building with drums, instruments, choreographers and given two weeks to create a show that is...
Supporting the Community, not Destroying it!
Posted by admin at 9:40 pm on 9 August, 2011. 6323 comments
So with all that it is going on we at Kinetika Bloco are still going strong at Summer School, even though numbers were a little down today.  Many of our young people live in the affected areas but as one of our Trainees, Ben Andoh, tweeted this...
Kinetika Bloco jam at Asda
Posted by admin at 3:42 pm on 6 August, 2011. 106 comments
Kinetika Bloco stormed Asda Friday night for a short performance as part of the Elephant and Nun Festival and to thank them for their generous sponsorship.  The Bloco played a set from last year which also featured one of this Summer School's...
Welcome back to some old (but beautiful!) faces
Posted by admin at 4:03 pm on 4 August, 2011. 2 comments
Kinetika Bloco Summer School is underway!  We are having a blast at the Royal Festival Hall in the hot sun and the pouring rain!  It's great to welcome back some of the old faces to Summer School and meet a bunch of new people.  As we...
Asda Sponsorship for Elephant and the Nun Festival
Posted by admin at 11:51 am on 4 August, 2011. 34 comments
Kinetika Bloco is very grateful to Asda for their donation of £2,000 to enable us to participate in the Elephant and the Nun Fetival and to say thank you will surprise shoppers at Asda Old Kent Road with a flash of colour and sound this Friday 5th...
InnerVision Music
Posted by admin at 12:56 pm on 30 July, 2011. 1293 comments
So Mat has worked his Music Magic and come up with an eclectic playlist for us this Summer School.  The theme for this year’s Summer School is InnerVision and we will be exploring ability of creative musicians denied the sense of sight (and...
Uke Can Take Them Anywhere
Posted by admin at 11:44 am on 30 July, 2011. 6 comments
The versatility and high end fashion quality of the Uke is making it a favourite with Bloco Trainees and staff alike.  Whether it's Rock and Roll style; Uke duet's or just strumming and doing sums at the same time; it's become a new favourite...
I Know What Uke Did Last Summer...
Posted by admin at 12:07 pm on 28 July, 2011. 62 comments
...You had a few days of fun and freedom as soon as school finished and then got bored watching the rain fall and your money disappear.  So why not change that this Summer and come and join Kinetika Bloco, there are still a few places left on...
Uke Know You Want To!
Posted by admin at 8:51 pm on 22 July, 2011. 3 comments
Summer School is only 10 sleeps away and we have received delivery of a new section of Kinetika Bloco....it's the only accessory to be seen with this Summer Places still available on Summer School find out more and sign up here  
Encontro Internacional de Luton 2011
Posted by admin at 8:30 pm on 22 July, 2011. 97 comments
Just back from a great day in Luton at the Encountro Internacional in Luton at the UKCCA, where Kinetika Bloco performed at the opening of the Conference and Welcome Party.
Newham Carnival
Posted by Shayanna at 12:00 am on 16 July, 2011. 77 comments
Newham Carnival....what an interesting day!! Journeying from across the river in the "red chariots" in torrential rain to the far plains of…Newham, East London. Ok, so it wasn’t quite torrential rain but it was rainy and it was a long journey. We...
St. Thomas the Apostle Workshop - Carnival Day
Posted by admin at 12:00 am on 8 July, 2011. 748 comments
On Friday 8th July the Bloco Team visited St Thomas the Apostle School in Southwark to take part in a Carnival Day.  Every pupil in KS3 had the opportunity to learn about Carnival around the world and participate in a wide range of creative...
Reaching Out - Fairbridge Partnership
Posted by admin at 9:58 am on 22 June, 2011. 4 comments
Thanks to funding from Sound Connections we will be partnering with Fairbridge Kennington to lead drumming workshops in their centre and get some of their young people involved in the Summer School.  In the past we have seen a few students from...
Summer School Early Bird Booking - Make Yourself Smile!
Posted by admin at 10:06 am on 13 June, 2011. 36 comments
Would you throw away £10?  Would you pay £35 for something that you could get for £25? Does it make you happy to waste money?!?! NO!! So, get organised and book now for the Kinetika Bloco 2011 Summer School.  If you know you are coming,...
Langley Park School Workshop
Posted by admin at 12:22 pm on 6 June, 2011. 89 comments
On 7th June the Bloco team visited Langley Park Girls School in Beckenham and led a full day workshop with 50 year 7 girls. We had a great time teaching them Samba Reggae and a House number courtesy of Shayanna.  At the end of the day they...
Nell Gwynn Teachers INSET
Posted by bloco at 12:00 am on 26 April, 2011. 447 comments
Bloco Leader Shayanna Dyer-Harris and Trainees Richard Haynes and Fireman Ruben visited Nell Gwynn Nursery School and led a Teachers INSET with 35 of their teachers and admin staff.  Together they learnt a couple of Samba rhythms and had a lot...
Kinetika Bloco in Locog Film
Posted by bloco at 12:00 am on 12 April, 2011. 6 comments
The Kinetika Bloco dancers spent a day filming at Oval House Theatre to feature in a film celebrating the cultural education aspects that the Olympics are bringing to London in 2012.  The film was made by Bruizer films and we will hopefully be...
i-Tunic Youth Music Launch
Posted by admin at 12:00 am on 23 March, 2011. 112 comments
Kinetika Bloco was asked to be a part of a Youth Music campaign to raise funds from the sale of the i-Tunic.  Designer / Model Charlotte Dutton designed the i-Tunic with the aim to raise the profile of Youth Music and also provide proceeds from...
AKA Drummers Finale
Posted by bloco at 12:00 am on 11 March, 2011. 165 comments
Shayanna Dyer-Harris has been leading an after school drum club in Highshore School in Peckham over the last couple of years.  Through funding from Youth Music Mentors and Southwark Council the group was set up and gave themselves the name AKA...
Dan Zanes and Friends
Posted by bloco at 3:38 pm on 27 February, 2011. 32 comments
Some of the Kinetika Bloco Drummers were given the amazing opportunity to perform with the New York Musician, Dan Zanes, at the Queen Elizabeth Hall on the Southbank for 8 shows to sold out audiences.  The shows featured a choir made up of...

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