Founded by Dennis George in 1979, Hotwax originally provided DJ services for mas bands in Notting Hill Carnival. In 1993 they became a mas band, and as such they’re committed to making as many people as possible masqueraders rather than spectators.
Dedicated to promoting innovative carnival design and construction, Hotwax provides an annual mas camp in which costumes are professionally created, with considerable attention to detail. In addition to creating costumes they remain true to their grass roots, continuing to run a thriving t-shirt band that promotes inclusivity and accessibility within carnival.
For Children’s Day, Carnival Sunday 25 August this year, Hotwax are presenting the Earth section of their 2019 theme, with Tree of Knowledge for the boys and Flower of Freedom for the girls. They also have a teenage girls’ section, Butterflies of Creation.
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