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Alongside the visual spectacle, City of Lights is a feast of music and dance including samba, brass bands and pipes & drums.


Musicians, performers and bands serenading the parade this year will be Dakadoum, Haylestorm, Jason Thomas Performing Arts, Kernow Pipes and Drums, Lavrak, Merv Davey, Richard Lander Samba Band and Samba Di Roselanda. Various local bands will be performing around the city from 6pm.


"Truro School of Samba represents a great diversity across the Cornish community, all brought together by a love of music, dance and performing, and City of Lights is such a highlight for us each year. As far as costumes go we are well under way now and we've been deconstructing last year's headdresses so we can recycle as much as possible. As well as rehearsing, I'm up to my eyes in sequins at the moment as each new costume has at least 400 sequins that have to be stuck on one by one!" said Emma Skilton, Artistic Director of Truro School of Samba.


Truro School of Samba dancers

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