8 December 2019

Wow what a night! Bloco Fogo Samba Band certainly woke up the sleepy streets of Folkestone tonight with an incredible performance. Bursting out of the Pilgrims Hospice Shop in Sandgate Road they drummed and danced their way into the Christmas Market where their vibrant Brazilian carnival drumming got the audience dancing.

Bloco Fogo is one of the biggest and most versatile Samba Bands in the South East and we were really lucky to get them. Based in Kent, they have travelled far and wide from London to the Netherlands, Germany, Jersey and Ireland. We hope to see them again before too long.

We’d like to thank the Pilgrims Hospice Shop for hosting the door tonight and to the Christmas Market for staying open late especially for us.

Our collection tonight was for the Pilgrims Hospice and you can find out more about their great work in the link below.

Thanks as ever to our wonderful volunteers, to Jasmine Perry for the captivating photography.

And thank you for coming!

Bloco Fogo
Pilgrims Hospice

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