MEET THE Pomba Tribe:
Right now the Pomba Girls are evolving. From our birth as a collective of female performers with a passion for partying the company has grown into a "tribe" of fiercely ambitious creatives on a mission to galvanize London’s events industry. In order to embrace this moment of rapid evolution, we decided to bring together old and new members of our Pomba Tribe to participate in a photo-shoot intended to unleash the force of our "Tribal Spirit" across the rooftops of London!
Peckham is a place we consider “Pomba Territory”; it where our Pomba Girl performers sleep, eat, shop and party!
Many of our "Pomba Tribe" looks were constructed using the baddass bling, multicolored Lycra garments and hair extensions sourced from Peckham’s own high street - most especially the African fashion retailers, hair salons and vast discount stores that offer up an Aladdin's cave of cheap wonders.
For this reason it was crucial for us to occupy a Peckham location for our photo-shoot and thankfully with a local community renowned for embracing creative, culturally charged and “peculiar” projects we were able to make our project happen.
With a little hustling we convinced the management of Copland Park estate to give us unlimited access one of their rooftops - a vast and visually stunning location that gave amble opportunity for the Pomba Tribe to explore the urban jungle surrounding them . The shots captured are testimony to the fact that if you put a tribe of female performers on a space that affords them the sensation of being “on top of the world” they will unleash a powerful hit of energy on the world around them.
By spending a day together on the roof each member of the Pomba Tribe had the chance to not only explore their tribal identities as individuals but also discover how the different skills, ambitions and desires of all member of our "tribe" can support each other.
She who dares wins!
Following the shoot it is fair to say that all members of the Pomba Tribe felt power-charged for future actions. Already there are exciting activities on the agenda that will set to unleash our Pomba Tribe at events in London (follow us @PombaGirls for more).
And whilst we may not no know how the Pomba Tribe will evolve as exciting new members continue to join us on our journey; with "world domination" being just one of the activities on the "to do" list, we are confident that our future Territory has no limit!
Follow Project: #PombaTribe @PombaGirls
Pomba Tribe Collaborators:
Photography: Liz Gorman: www.lizgormanphotography.co.uk
Makeup: Sophia Attias - Squiggles & Wiggles
Production: Emma Symes (Creative Director: Pomba Girls)
Film documentation: Florence de Schlichting: www.from-florence.com
Tribal Soundrack: Nicola Robinson Earth Boogie
Location: Copland Park Estate (Peckham)
Sandra Boom (@sandralaboom), Isabelle Bonfrer (@isabelle.bonfrer), Helen Watkins (@lnwatkins), Saskia Collyns (@sassydionysus), Jasmine Tidswell (@stereo_luna - Luna Tico), Pilar Fortes (@fortesccosta).
Performance Collaborators: Dio Divine (@diodivine) // Stereo Puppets (@stereopuppets)