Batucada school workshop

St Francis de Sales School, Island Bay

Performing at St Francis de Sales School, Island BayIt’s always great to introduce new people to the fabulousness that is percussion and drumming, particularly of the samba variety.

Here’s Darryn and Batucada drummers doing workshops and performance with classes of 7 and 8 year olds at St Francis de Sales School, Island Bay. Brilliant!

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Party in Pink

Raising awareness and funds for Breast Cancer Research

Our own AliCat – as well as being a talented tamborim player – is also a Zumba fitness instructor. This year, she invited Wellington Batucada to play for the participants in the annual Party in Pink, raising awareness and funds for Breast Cancer Research.

This is how it went down…

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Wellington Phoenix vs Sydney FC

Waterfront parade from Queen’s Wharf to the Stadium

Surdo line at the Phoenix gameThis was the first time we’ve done anything for Wellington Phoenix in aaages, and we were really pleased to be asked to take part in their new pre-match waterfront parades.

We gathered at Queen’s Wharf and waited for the parade of schoolkids to arrive from Civic Square. Once they reached Queen’s Wharf, we hopped onto the tail-end of their line, and together we all marched along the waterfront to the Stadium. It was a pretty big crowd, all very excited and enthusiastic about seeing the Phoenix in their first home game of the season, as were we. Continue reading