Wellington Batucada

  • When: 8th Mar 3:30pm
  • Where: Street Parade
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Wellington Batucada is a community-based percussion group which brings the flamboyant world of samba from Brazil to Wellington. For the special times like Newtown Festival and Cuba Dupa there can be up to 60-70 of us in a celebration of carnival music and dance. For almost 20 years now we’ve played at all kinds of events, parades, shows, gigs, festivals and ninja street busks around the Wellington Region and beyond. From street corners to Opera Houses – we’ve even played at WOMAD. Further afield we’ve been at International Samba Festivals in Germany and Japan. We get around! But throughout all that experience and fun we’ve always been at Newtown Festival – and we wouldn’t miss it for the World! Its without a doubt a favourite highlight of the year – its just magic!