The Carnival del Pueblo
The biggest Latin American Carnival in Europe
The Carnaval del Pueblo is Europe's largest celebration of Latin American culture, organized in Burgess Park, London in the first week of August.
The carnival features a spectacular procession of exotic floats, costumes, musicians and dancers, making their way through London Bridge, along Borough High Street, Elephant and Castle and Walworth Road, finally arriving in Burgess Park. The event incorporates elements of Latin American culture, featuring dance rhythms, food and music. Throughout the day, a mixture of musicians perform on the four stages set up around the park. In 2006, there were appearances from Puerto Rican reggaeton star Andy Boy and the Colombian all-woman orchestra Canela, among many others.
Carnaval del Pueblo aims at creating events that are free and accessible for all, while showcasing the best examples of the vibrant Latin American cultures including music, arts and crafts from all over the continent.
Moreover, this event are an association which is called Carnaval del Pueblo Association.
This one contributes to raising the profile of London’s Latin American community and in promoting an understanding of its cultural heritage. While it is developing economic benefits for Latin American communities, CdP acts as a catalyst for the extension of economic opportunity.