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Elimu Carnival Band consists of 'masqueraders' (dancers in costumes), stewards, and supporters in T-shirts.

Photo showing dancers and other band members on the street in Notting Hill

Traditionally, the performers with very elaborate costumes are the King and Queen of the Band, Adult Individuals, Junior King and Queen and Junior Individuals.

There are also Sections. These are groups of performers united by colour, design or age.

On the road, Elimu is accompanied by two sound trucks with DJs, PA equipment and 8ft high stacks of speakers; a truck carrying food and drink supplies; and a coach or bus to carry the walking wounded or the worn out and exhausted.

Behind the last truck come the T-shirt wearers, who are family, friends and band members.