Maidstone Mela Parade 2014

Bloco Fogo were proud to lead the opening parade of the Maidstone Mela 2014 which went through Maidstone Town Centre and involved 7 local schools and around 350 young people alongside the Maidstone Grammar Schools for Girls Samba Group and the Four by Four Dhol Drummers.

The 12th Maidstone Mela attracted which is organised in partnership by Maidstone Borough Council, Cohesion Plus and Kent Equality Cohesion Council attracted record numbers to what is now the largest culturally diverse arts festival in Kent.

The Mela brings together partner agencies, community groups, local schools and charities to celebrate the diversity of the borough and promote community cohesion.

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Tunbridge Wells Mela

Bloco Fogo opened the 9th Tunbridge Wells Mela, a celebration of music, visual arts, food and dance from around the World, organised by Cohesion Plus. The sun came out over Calverley Grounds as we started with over 30 people on stage playing to an appreciative audience that grew as people heard us the sounds of drums and samba and came to see what was happening. A great family event !