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Meet Our International Emerging Artists

Meet our International Emerging Artists, who have travelled from all over the world to work with Edinburgh-based community groups and practitioners ahead of the 2022 Edinburgh Festival Carnival.

Jefferson and Marlon - Costa Rica

Jefferson and Marlon are talented circus artists from Costa Rica with skills in juggling, acrobatics, acro-dance and dance.

Ivone and Carla - Brazil

Ivone and Carla are two drummers from Banda Dida, in Salvador, Brazil.

Adrianna and Chloe - USA

Adrianna and Chloe two musicians from Harlem Samba, New York, USA.

Marquise and Okia - Trinidad & Tobago

Marquise and Okia are two dancers from Trinidad & Tobago with experiecne in Afro-Caribbean dance including Calypso, Limbo, French bele, Conga bele, Bongo, Coromante and more.

Daphline and Ekow - Ghana

Rapper/hip-hop artist Dalphine and videographer Ekow are form Accro, Ghana. 

Stan and Musenga - Zambia

Aerial circu artists Stan and spoken word artist Musenga are from Barefeet Theatre and Circus Zambia in Lusaka, Zambia


With thanks to the City of Edinburgh Council, the Edinburgh Jazz & Blues Festival, Erasmus, the Chinese Art & Culture Community, and Forth 1.

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Parade walking down The Mound with drums

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