ELIMU is a Carnival Mas Band that turn out for
NOTTING HILL CARNIVAL.
We´ve been performing mas every year since 1980.
THE CREATIVE REVOLUTIONS
Swahili’s name means knowledge.
Each one, teach one is the core of our organization.
The philosophy means that if you know how to do something, you can teach someone else how to do it too.
Based on the idea that each individual has real responsibility and serves as necessary support to all others.
THE CARNIVAL ACADEMY
CAFÉ is a learning & creative platform for the certification and teaching of the arts of Carnival and street festivals.
CAFÉ is a Network and Cultural Education Partnership of artists, artisans & performers.
ELIMU MAS BAND Arts in Motion
Performers and artists showcasing their creativity on the global stage
Curating safe and secure spaces for taking risks, managing modernity and traditions, developing the cultural ecology of Carnival
CHARITABLE INCORPORATED ORGANISATION
(CIO), NO. 1171774.
WHO WE ARE
Elimu Mas Academy is a Charitable Incorporated Organization (CIO), ‘No. 1171774.
Elimu Mas Band has been participating in Carnivals all over the world.
Elimu is Swahili for knowledge or education.
Mas is the diversity of artistic practices & performances in the public realm.
Academy is an operational, learning & creative platform for the certification and teaching of the arts of Carnival, and street festivals, and a Network of artists, artisans & performers.
Vision & Mission
Elimu sees Carnival’s image as the masque, its creative crucible as the Mas Camp & its performance platform as the public realm & indoor curated space
Promoting artistic excellence, creative diversity & innovation in Mas, Music, Movement & Mayhem
To become a creative hub & incubator for creativity, innovation & excellence in the arts
To provide leadership and learning for practitioners, performers & partners
To become financially robust & resilient by being less reliant on public funding
To promote the arts, culture & heritage of the Caribbean and its Diaspora