Kubatana & the Moringa Dancers

  • When: 11th Apr 10:55am
  • Where: Community Stage
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Community St Stage // 10:55 – 11:20am

Kubatana & the Moringa Dancers are a high energy Wellington based drum and dance ensemble, influenced by West African music and culture.

We are people who love and enjoy the percussive rhythms, sound and dances of Africa. We are a multicultural group with members from across the globe including the UK, Brazil, US, Tanzania, Madagascar, Spain, Chilé, Mexico, France, Philippines, Solomon Islands, and New Zealand. We have come together here in NZ through a shared passion for the interaction of live music and expressive movement. Kubatana means UNITY. Why Unity? Our group comes from all walks of life, but when we play together as a group, we become one, and unity, for us, is what drumming & dance are all about. 

"As I entered the park, the enthusiastic African drumming beat drew me to the stage where the audience was captivated by the infectiously energetic performance of Kubatana and the Moringa Dancers."

Brian Sheppard, Independent Herald