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Mulana ‘The Art of People’ 2001-2020


2001-2020   Drawing on my Indo-Caribbean roots, I have used my experience gained in working with the traditions and culture of my homeland Trinidad, as inspiration for my work. However in November 2000 was my first trip to India – a dream of mine. Originally I was scared and excited to travel to india, having the […]

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British Liberty exhibition: WEST AFRICA: WORD, SYMBOL, SONG The Bele  Costume – By Ray Mahabir  

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Commission for the British Liberty exhibition:  WEST AFRICA: WORD, SYMBOL, SONG A journey through time, the Bele Costume by Ray Mahabir is indicative of Caribbean history, struggle, freedom and celebration.  The costume relates the cross-cultural rags-to-riches story of Carnival and inspires mental imagery of the Bel Air dance, culture and folklore through the ages.    The tale commences […]

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Brixton Blog: Brixton centre launches campaign

June 2016

Published on Brixton Blog, 14th June The carnival company and arts charity Sunshine International Arts has launched a crowdfunding campaign to take 35 local disadvantaged children to Notting Hill Carnival. The charity says it sees the carnival as an opportunity to inspire children: to express themselves, to engage with craft and to be the centre of […]

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Brixton Blog: Brixton-made costume displayed at British Library exhibition

November 2015

We were recently interviewed by the lovely people at BrixtonBlog.com. Here’s the full story – or you can read it on their website here. Written by Ruth Waters on November 4, 2015 A major exhibition, West Africa: Word, Symbol, Song, opened earlier this month at the British Library, celebrating West African culture and literature. Alongside […]

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Soca News: Sunshine in the Rain

September 2015

SOCANEWS recently visited us, and here’s an article they wrote about the experience: This was not summer. Just walking the short distance from the mas camp to our red double-decker was enough to get us soaked and chilled to the bone. Not another umbrella carnival, surely? The title of Greta Mendez’s new film came to […]

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Brixton Blog: Loughborough Junction’s cafe with a crafty difference

April 2014

Take a look at what the Brixton Blog has to say about us… Arts Editor, Ruth Waters, went to meet the man behind a new hybrid arts/cafe space, Ray Mahabir, for a nice cup of tea. Situated just opposite Loughborough Junction Railway station at 209A Coldharbour Lane, C.A.F.E (Carnival Arts Food Empowerment) is tucked underneath one of the […]

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In the press

April 2014

Take a look at some of the stories about us from across the web: Various stories from the Loughborough Junction blog Read more here: https://loughboroughjunction.wordpress.com/tag/sunshine-international-arts/ Brixton Buzz helped us celebrate the 1st birthday of our arts community Read more here: https://www.brixtonbuzz.com/ai1ec_event/1st-birthday-of-sunshine-international-arts-community-c-a-f-e/?instance_id=62920 Our meetup was a great success! See it here: https://www.meetup.com/handmade-CAFE-SW9/members/56979932/

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