London recently became an explosion of colors and sounds for Notting Hill Carnival. The street parade drew over one million people to its streets over the course of two days. Groups of revelers, called bands, conjured up the playfulness of a paint and powder party similar to J’ouvert in Trinidad. Bodies, cars and the road were decorated with a rainbow of colors. Bodies jumped and waved. Booming sound systems could be heard from every street. This is the power of Carnival.