today, the planned stoke newington festival/olympic torch arrival in clissold park was cancelled/moved due to waterlogging… but who cares? we still got to play for tropical isles during hackney carnival parade and play with monobloco, sargento pimenta and everyone in the rio-lapa-londres collaboration as the torch passed by. but those guys had not come all the way from rio for it to rain on their parade…. we shared our night at guanabara with them, we played, they played, we all played – including most of sargento pimenta whose leaders appeared with us the week before. our first (but not last) chance to support monobloco. dancers yazzmin, eddy, samara, aneta and ivelina worked the crowd. watch the scene with monobloco after midnight here and gallery here.