On February 28, SUSHISAMBA hosted its SAMBAZONIA Carnaval event with its new charity partner Cool Earth. The evening was marked with a special performance by Kelis and a guest appearance by Cool Earth Brand Ambassador, Pamela Anderson. Cool Earth’s mission is to halt the destruction of the Amazon rainforest by aligning with indigenous villages.

It was an evening celebrated by media outlets including The Metro, London Evening Standard, and GQ and produced by London’s most creative event team, Immersive Cult, who transformed the restaurant into a Japanese and Brazilian interpretation of Carnaval. Eye candy featured Samba dancers, Brazilian and Japanese (Taiko) drummers, an impressive faux cherry orchard tree located at the 39th floor bar, and a traditional Japanese torii corridor.  A three-minute projected light show, which moved across a giant dome stage (pictured), brought the one-of-its-kind SAMBAZONIA energy to stunning life.

Highlights from the SAMBAZONIA festivities include…

  • An inspiring address by Cool Earth Ambassador Pamela Anderson, who was styled by British-based designer and Cool Earth supporter Vivienne Westwood
  • Celebs including Jamie Campbell Bower, Clara Paget and Matilda Lowther
  • Kelis stole the show with a live performance including classic hits Milkshake and Trick Me; the songstress was also styled by Vivienne Westwood

SUSHISAMBA served a special menu that included dishes made using ingredients grown and harvested in the Peruvian rainforest by the Asháninka, Peru’s largest indigenous group. Between bites, 500+ guests grooved to DJs Vibeambassadors.

Read more about the SUSHISAMBA X Cool Earth partnership-where you can also watch a video to learn more about Cool Earth’s vital work.

…and here’s the FULL list of SAMBAZONIA’s notable guests!

  • Kelis
  • Pamela Anderson
  • Clara Paget
  • Jamie Campbell Bower
  • Matilda Lowther
  • Charlotte de Carle
  • Paul Sculfor
  • Joshua Kane
  • Richard Biedul
  • India Rose James
  • Vanessa White
  • Oliver Cheshire
  • Jack Guinness
  • MNEK
  • Dougie Poynter
  • Harriet Verney
  • Ashley James
  • Kyle De’Volle
  • Kara Rose Marshall
  • Laura Pradelska
  • Isaac Carew
  • Earl-James Atkinson