Wellington Batucada

  • When: 3rd Mar 3:30pm
  • Where: Parade
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Founded 17 years ago Wellington Batucada is a community-based percussion group which brings the flamboyant world of samba from Brazil and beyond to Wellington. We can get to over 50 drummers and 30+ dancers at some events. We’re inspired by the traditional samba music played by large percussion groups in Brazil’s carnival parades. And we love the Newtown Fair – we reckon its the closest thing in NZ to those carnival street experiences. Wellington does it well. In more recent times we’ve also traveled to international samba festivals in Germany and Japan. And its is an all-inclusive group – anyone can join regardless of experience or ability – we provide authentic Brazilian instruments for people to learn on – and a pathway to becoming a full member.