“My love of the Notting Hill Carnival stems from being in awe of its sights and sounds as a child”
Being born in England to Jamaican parents who lived in the Notting Hill area when they first arrived in the U.K. in the late 1950s, the carnival has always been an important part of my family’s cultural heritage.
At the age of 15, I became one of the first girl DJs to perform on a sound system at the Notting Hill Carnival and today four decades later, I champion inclusion of underrepresented groups within sound system culture as well as still DJ!
I am Founding Director of Lin Kam Art which enriches lives through carnival and festival culture via residencies, workshops, events, lectures and programmes. Deeply rooted in community empowerment, my socially engaged creative practice as an interdisciplinary Artist, DJ, Producer and Carnivalist engages with thousands of people each year and ranges from mentoring emerging creatives to leading production for small festivals.
I am President of the University of the Arts London Alumni of Colour Association, Associate Lecturer in MA Performance: Design and Practice at the University of the Arts London, Central Saint Martins and in BA (Hons) Live Event Management at the Institute of Contemporary Music Performance.