Carnaval Latino @ the Tottenham Carnival
ANDEAN NEW YEAR
Saturday 20th June 2009
Bruce Castle Park, Lorship Lane, London N17
SOME OF THE ARTISTS CONFIRMED FOR THE LATIN AMERICAN CARNIVAL AT THE TOTTENHAM CARNIVAL
*Latin American Floats
*Latin American Music, Dance, DJs, Arts & Crafts
with Artists from Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Cuba, Ecuador, Mexico, & Peru
Somos Peru - Morenada Bloque Kantuta – Semillas de Bolivia – Grupo Folclórico Raices Tungurahua – Nu Tempo – Mexican Latin Youth Group – Grupo Folclórico de la Tercera Edad – Grupo Raices Latinas – Escuela Gabriel Garcia Marquez Dance Group
‘El Negro Johnny’ (ex-vocalist from La Gran Banda Caleña, Colombia)
Afro-American Project (Venezuelan music)
Rhythms of Resistance Samba Band (Nueva Generacion)
More Artists to be added
LATIN DANCE TENT:
Dance classes in Salsa, Bachata, Reaggaeton, Samba and Belly Dancing
with Bar Latina, Salsa Republic & Nueva Generacion dance teachers
+ Latin DJs Jose Luis, DJ Chino, DJ Gato
Workshops in music, arts & crafts, face & mask making for children and adults by Nueva Generacion Arts Project
Nueva Generacion invites the local community to participate and be involved in an exciting and revolutionary project of recycling old bikes through their free bike maintenance workshops. They also provide a free Cycle proficiency training programme to encourage more people to enjoy the benefits of cycling and join their Cycool Club.
IN THE ANDES THE NEW YEAR STARTS IN THE SOLSTICE
IN THE UK THE MAIN CELEBRATION IS AT THE TOTTENHAM'S CARNAVAL LATINO.
Inti Raymi (Andean New Year)
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Inti Raymi ("Festival of the Sun") was a religious ceremony of the Inca Empire in honor of the god Inti. It also marked the winter solstice and a new year in the Andes of the Southern Hemisphere. Since 1944, a theatrical representation of the Inti Raymi has been taking place at Sacsayhuamán (two km. from Cusco) on June 24 of each year, attracting thousands of tourists and local visitors.
During the Inca Empire, the Inti Raymi was the most important of four ceremonies celebrated in Cusco, as related by Inca Garcilaso de la Vega. The ceremony was also said to indicate the mythical origin of the Incas, lasting nine days of colorful dances and processions, as well as animal sacrifices to ensure a good cropping season. The last Inti Raymi with the Inca Emperor's presence was carried out in 1535, after which the Spanish conquest and the Catholic Church suppressed it. Some natives participated in similar ceremonies in the years after, but it was completely prohibited in 1572 by the Viceroy Francisco de Toledo, who claimed it was a pagan ceremony opposed to the Catholic faith.
In 1944, a historical reconstruction of the Inti Raymi was directed by Faustino Espinoza Navarro and indigenous actors. The first reconstruction was largely based on the chronicles of Garcilaso de la Vega and only referred to the religious ceremony.