Carnival reimagined #10

30 August 2020

Lin Kam Art Carni Crew: Meet the team

The Deptford X Carnival Reimagined project saw artist Linett Kamala collaborate with fellow creatives; Azarra, Safa & Amelia (Lin Kam Art), Owen & Sam (Aaja Radio), Freddie, Lee & Edward (Threads Radio) to form the 2020 Carni Crew.

The outputs included a Carnival special radio broadcast on 29 August and a pop-up experiential Carnival inspired art display in the Deptford X gallery featuring work from Linett, Azarra and Safa.



Amelia of Lin Kam Art Carnival Crew. Amelia is a white woman with long curly dark brown hair, they are wearing a headband made of the same leopard print as her dress, in her headband they have tucked a large green leaf. Ameila has big brown eyes, a large wide smile, they are petite and standing with their hands on their hips.

I believe music and dance are one of the most powerful things we can do as humans, and have written about this a lot in my own journalism. I have a zest for nightlife and music that we’re blessed with from London’s cultural diversity. I have also been fortunate to speak in primary schools, teaching about the importance of utilising your own creativity in all aspects of education. I love to write, I love DJing and I love gardening and looking after my many plants! I believe there’s a lot more to be seen within London nightlife, and I hope to be a part in its developments

Instagram: @pastakebab



Safa of Lin Kam Art Carni Crew, Safa is slim with long black straight hair in a center parting, she is wearing a black full sleeved cropped, v neck top and white jeans. Safa is stood in the park on a sunny day.

I’m a maths and computer science student with a passion for the Arts.
I’m an enthusiastic and passionate learner with the aim of becoming a socially and ethically aware leader.



Artist, Educator & Carnivalist.  I’m Founding Director of Lin Kam Art which runs events, residencies and programmes, President of the UAL Alumni of Colour Association and Board Director for the Notting Hill Carnival, as well as help run one of the event’s biggest sound systems Disya Jeneration.  Most of my artwork includes my signature ‘freestyle calligraffiti’.

Instagram: @linett_kamala



I’m an artist, I mostly paint, make mixed media collages and do large scale street art murals. The art I create are like pages of my diary and help me figure out life. By day I work as a Presentation designer (yep, I spend most my day on powerpoint lol) but I make so cool presentations and by night I’m an art ninja that wheatpaste art work around London.

Instagram: @azarraamoy


Edward George
‘Sound of music in the year 192020’ – the carnival 2020 Covid 19 more or less dubwise reflection selection

Edward George is a writer, researcher, and presenter of Black Audio Film Collective’s ground-breaking science fiction documentary Last Angel of History. Edward is a founder of Black Audio Film Collective (1982-1998), the multimedia duo Flow Motion (1996-present), and the electronic music group Hallucinator (1998-present). He presents ‘The Sound of Music’ on Threads Radio and ‘The Strangeness of Dub’ on Morley Radio.


Threads Radio

Threads is a Tottenham-based radio station which connects local communities across the world and empowers people to express themselves through music, discussion and art.


Aaja Radio

Aaja resident Dani Hendrix will be bringing her Trini Jamaican roots to Carnival Reimgained. Celebrating by playing calypso, soca, dancehall to dub.


Deptford X

Deptford X Staff:
Nathalie Boobis, Director
Sarah Umar, Festival Manager

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