Pepe Francis

Ebony Steel Band leader

By Notting Hill Carnival

Pepe Francis (2020/2020)Notting Hill Carnival

Pepe Francis 1 - Introduction
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Meet Pepe Francis

I’m Pepe Francis, I run the Ebony Steel Band, and we take part in Notting Hill Carnival. 

The earlier years of Ebony Steelband (1983/1983) by mr lesNotting Hill Carnival

Pepe Francis 2 - Introduction
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I’ve taken part in Notting hill Carnival since its inception in the 60s.

Ebony Steelband at Notting Hill Carnival in the 80's (1988/1988) by Mr LesNotting Hill Carnival

Pepe Francis 3 - Why is it important to you?
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Notting Hill Carnival is important to me because my steel band is involved in Notting Hill Carnival and we take part in events in the Notting Hill Carnival period, so, it’s very important to me. 

Pepe Francis (2020/2020)Notting Hill Carnival

Pepe Francis 4 - Why is it important to London?
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Why is Carnival important to London?

It’s a culture and it’s spreading a culture, and that’s why it’s important to, not just London, but for the whole of the UK.

Notting Hill Carnival (2019)Notting Hill Carnival

Pepe Francis 5 - What are your hopes for Carnival?
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What are your hopes for Carnival?

I'm hoping that because there is no Carnival this year, because it is a virtual Carnival. That people will be watching it live in their homes, and we will get more involvement next year when people will want to come again. 

Ebony Steelband at Notting Hill Carnival in the 80's (1988/1988) by Mr LesNotting Hill Carnival

Panorama 1988 (1988/1988) by Mr LesNotting Hill Carnival

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