Gigs

Upcoming performances

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Recent performances

Date City Venue
Summer festivals and fairs
14/07/17 - 16/07/17 Wellington Batucada in Coburg, Germany International Samba Festival, Coburg
Age restrictions: All ages. Wellington Batucada has once again been invited to perform at the Coburg Samba Festival in Germany. With over 200,000 attendees, this is the biggest samba festival outside Brazil, and it’s a huge honour to have been invited. We’re doing a number of separate performances on the Friday and Saturday, and joining with the other 3,000 sambistas in the mass street parade on the Sunday. This is the second time the band has performed at Coburg, we were last there in 2015.
Lions Tour 2017
01/07/17 Wellington Batucada in Wellington Wellington Waterfront Fan Zone
Time: 9:10pm. Admission: free. Age restrictions: All ages. Following the match, we’ll be drumming and dancing for 45 minutes from 9.10pm, in the Wellington waterfront Fan Zone. We’ll see you there! Can. Not. Wait 🙂 Related post
01/07/17 Wellington Batucada in Wellington Wellington Waterfront Fan Zone
Time: 6:30pm. Admission: free. Age restrictions: All ages. Building up to the second Test match in Wellington – we’ll be drumming and dancing for half an hour from 6.30pm, in the Wellington waterfront Fan Zone. GO THE ABs! Related post
01/07/17 Wellington Batucada in Wellington Wellington Waterfront Fan Zone
Time: 5:30pm. Admission: free. Age restrictions: All ages. Building up to the second Test match in Wellington – we’ll be drumming and dancing for half an hour from 5.30pm, in the Wellington waterfront Fan Zone. GO THE ABs! Related post
01/07/17 Wellington Batucada in Wellington Fan Zone, Odlins Plaza
Time: 4:00pm. Admission: free. Age restrictions: All ages. We’ll be drumming and dancing for half an hour from 4pm. Check us out at the main stage, Fan Zone, Odlins Plaza. GO THE ABs! Related post
01/07/17 Wellington Batucada in Wellington Fan Zone, Odlins Plaza
Time: 3:00pm. Admission: free. Age restrictions: All ages. Building up to the second Test match in Wellington – we’ll be drumming and dancing for half an hour from 3pm, main stage, Fan Zone, Odlins Plaza. GO THE ABs! Related post
27/06/17 Wellington Batucada in Wellington Fan Zone, Odlins Plaza
Time: 6:00pm. Admission: free. Age restrictions: All ages. Celebrating the Lions Tour as it arrives in Wellington! Our 45-minute performance today will be at the main stage in the Odlins Plaza Fan Zone. Catch our drummers and dancers warming up the crowd for the Canes game. Go the Hurricanes!
Charitable events, fundraisers and good works
20/05/17 Wellington Batucada in Wellington Mary Potter Hospice collection day
Time: 1:45pm. Admission: free. Age restrictions: All ages. Address: Cuba Street, between Dixon Street and Manners Street. Once again this year we’re performing in Lower Cuba Street (between Dixon and Manners Streets) to support the Mary Potter Hospice fundraising day. Come and have a boogie with us in our spiritual home of Cuba Street – and give a little for a great cause. See you there! Related post
23/04/17 Wellington Batucada in Wellington Race Relations Day
Time: 10:30am. Admission: free. Age restrictions: All ages. Address: Shed 6, Wellington Waterfront. We’re trilled to be drumming and dancing at Race Relations Day for the first time this year. This vibrant and colourful event takes place in Shed 6 on Wellington’s waterfront. We will be playing near the entrance as people arrive between 10.30 and 11.00am, then doing a short 10-minute performance on the stage inside Shed 6 at midday. The Shed will be full of people, stalls, food, and other fun things. Come and be part of the action! Related post
Summer festivals and fairs
25/03/17 - 26/03/17 Wellington Batucada in Wellington CubaDupa
Admission: free. Age restrictions: All ages. Address: Cuba Street. Another of our favourite gigs – a whole weekend of gigs, in fact. Blimmin marvellous. On Saturday night you can catch us on the Swan Stage from 9:00-9:30pm, and then parade with us down through Cuba Mall to Te Aro Park where we’ll be performing again. On Sunday, march with us down Cuba Street from 2:50pm, arriving at the Swan Stage at 3:15pm where we’ll meet up with other samba bands from around the country to play the big mass samba bloco CubaDupa finale. AWESOME! You’ll also find the rest of our samba family performing in and around Cuba Street throughout the weekend. Come dance with us.
Charitable events, fundraisers and good works
18/03/17 Wellington Batucada in Wellington Relay for Life
Time: 4:00pm. Admission: free. Age restrictions: All ages. We’ve been leading the runners around the track at the start of the Cancer Society’s Relay for Life for quite a few years now, and we’re thrilled to have been asked to do the honours once again. It’s a great cause, and a wonderful atmosphere – we’re looking forward to seeing you there.
Summer festivals and fairs
18/03/17 Wellington Batucada in Wellington Out in the Park
Time: 11:00am. Admission: free. Age restrictions: All ages. Address: Waitangi Park. We’re once again taking part in the parade to kick off the very fabulous Out in the Park Festival. It’s colourful, entertaining, and just really good fun. See you there!
05/03/17 Wellington Batucada in Wellington Newtown Fair
Time: 3:30pm. Admission: free. Age restrictions: All ages. Address: Newtown. One of our favourite gigs of the year. Come dance with us through the sunny streets of Newtown! We start in Rintoul Street at around 3:30pm, then parade to the intersection of Rintoul and Riddiford, then turn right into Riddiford Street and parade straight ahead until we get to the end, somewhere near the end of Newtown Ave. The drummers will be accompanied by a large group of Batucada dancers, and we hope you’ll join them in front of the band, leading the way through the crowds, doin’ the Newtown Shimmy. We’ll see you there!
11/02/17 Wellington Batucada in Wellington Island Bay Festival Parade
Time: 2:30pm. Admission: free. Age restrictions: All ages. Address: Island Bay Park. We’ll be taking part in the Island Bay Festival parade again this year – kicking off a week of events and festivities in the wonderful Island Bay. see you there! Related post
29/01/17 Wellington Batucada in Lower Hutt, Wellington Te Rā o te Raukura Festival
Time: 1:00pm. Age restrictions: All ages. Address: Te Whiti Park, Waiwhetu. We’re thrilled to be playing at this wonderful festival again. Looks like we might be performing just before Fat Freddy’s do their thing, which is pretty awesome. See you there!
Wellington’s Christmas celebrations
03/12/16 Wellington Batucada in Wellington Johnsonville Christmas Parade
Time: 11:00am. Admission: free. Age restrictions: All ages. Address: Dr Taylor Terrace, Johnsonville. We’re very pleased to have been invited to take part in the annual Johnsonville Christmas Parade once again. We’re near the front of the parade this year – watch out for us in the #4 slot – we look forward to seeing you there!
Charitable events, fundraisers and good works
02/12/16 Wellington Batucada in Wellington Tapu Te Ranga Marae
Time: 7:00pm. Admission: $25. Age restrictions: All ages. Address: 44 Rhine Street, Island Bay. We are performing at the magical Tapu Te Ranga Marae in Island Bay as part of “A Night to Honour the Earth”. With kai, music and storytelling. Doors open 6.00pm, a small group from Wellington Batucada will be playing at 7pm for about 15 minutes. We’d love to see you there to support this very worthy cause, raising money to help refurbish areas of the marae.
Spring festivals and fairs
29/10/16 Wellington Batucada in Wellington MIA Latin Festival
Time: 3:40pm. Admission: free. Age restrictions: All ages. Our drummers and dancers will once again be performing at this year’s MIA (Mujeres in Aotearoa) gig. It’s one of our favourite gigs – a lovely audience that loves to dance, loads of other fabulous performers throughout the day, great food, great company – what more could you want? We’re last on the bill, come and dance with us – Wellington High School, Taranaki Street.
Dance workshop performances
24/10/16 Wellington Batucada in Wellington Dance workshops showcase
Time: 3:00pm. Admission: free. Age restrictions: All ages. Address: Wellington waterfront – Odlins Plaza in front of Macs Brewery. Our lovely dancers will be performing on Wellington waterfront, accompanied by the Batucada drummers. They’ve just spent the last 3 days learning new choreography at an intensive dance workshop with Brazilian dance teacher Josiane Santos, and they’re keen to show you their moves! Come dance with us!
Wellington Phoenix home games
08/10/16 Wellington Batucada in Wellington Wellington Phoenix vs Melbourne City
Time: 6:30pm. Admission: free. Age restrictions: All ages. Address: Westpac Stadium. We’re going to be performing before the game, sending good vibes and big beats to the ‘Nix. We will be playing near the gates, maybe even inside the concourse. The second part of our performance will be leading a parade of young footballers from local clubs onto the field. We’re looking forward to it!
Spring festivals and fairs
10/09/16 Wellington Batucada in Hastings Blossom Festival Parade
Admission: free. Age restrictions: All ages. Get ready Hastings, we’re heading up for our annual East Coast jaunt to take part in the Blossom Festival for the 15th consecutive year. Woohoo! See you there!
Winter festivals and fairs
04/07/16 Wellington Batucada in Wellington Te Reo Week launch parade
Time: 11:00am. Admission: free. Age restrictions: All ages. Address: from Parliament to Te Papa. We’re excited to have been invited to take part in the Te Reo Week launch parade, from Parliament to Te Papa. It’s gonna be big!
Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games
30/05/16 Wellington Batucada in Wellington 100 Days to the Paralympics
Time: 12:00pm. Address: Te Papa. Led by flamboyant Brazilian percussion and dance group, Wellington’s Batucada, four paralympians and 100 local school children from Wellington will learn and perform a specially-choreographed Samba designed to be danced by all dancers. The party will begin at midday with a welcome by the Chief Executive of Paralympics New Zealand (PNZ), the Brazilian Ambassador to New Zealand, plus a few words from PNZ Major Partner, ACC, also a presenting partner of the TV broadcast. The atrium will then fill with colour and sound as the performance tops off a celebration of all things Paralympic related, following the exhibition of the Spirit of Gold® Portrait Collection at Te Papa this past week. Related post
Charitable events, fundraisers and good works
21/05/16 Wellington Batucada in Wellington Mary Potter Hospice collection day
Time: 12:30pm. Admission: free. Age restrictions: All ages. Address: Cuba Street, between Dixon Street and Manners Street. We’re honoured to have been invited to play on Cuba Street to help with the Mary Potter Hospice collection day. Our drummers and dancers will be be performing between 12.30 and 1.15pm. There will be hospice collectors raising money while we play, so please come along and support this very worthy cause. Related post
09/04/16 Wellington Batucada in Wellington Relay for Life
Time: 4:00pm. Admission: free. Age restrictions: All ages. Leading out the start of the Relay for Life, we’ll be parading the Relay route around Frank Kitts park for charity. The Relay for Life – Survivors and Carers is an awesome event and we’re proud to be able to give our support once again this year. Related post
Corporate gigs
08/04/16 Wellington Batucada in Wellington Scots College Centenary – staff celebration
Time: 8:00pm. Batucada drummers and dancers were invited to do a surprise performance for guests at the Scots College Centenary party at the St James Theatre. Related post
Summer festivals and fairs
20/03/16 Wellington Batucada in Wellington CubaDupa
Time: 3:30pm. Admission: free. Age restrictions: All ages. Address: Cuba Street. Get ready for the Grand Batucada Finale – with over 150 drummers from all over the country, rocking out those samba grooves! We’ll be performing at the Swan Dancehall Stage (Swan Lane) from 3:30-4:00pm. It’s gonna be epic… Related post
20/03/16 Wellington Batucada in Wellington CubaDupa
Time: 3:00pm. Admission: free. Age restrictions: All ages. Address: Cuba Street. We’ll be parading from Te Aro Park up Cuba Street to Swan Lane from 3:00-3:30pm. Come and join us – 150+ drummers and dancers will be there to help you celebrate! Related post
20/03/16 Wellington Batucada in Wellington CubaDupa
Time: 2:30pm. Admission: free. Age restrictions: All ages. Address: Cuba Street. Get ready for the Grand Batucada Finale – with over 150 drummers from Wellington and across NZ, rocking out those samba grooves! We’ll be performing en masse in Te Aro Park (aka Pigeon Park) from 2:30-3:00pm. Related post
19/03/16 Wellington Batucada in Wellington CubaDupa
Time: 10:15pm. Admission: free. Age restrictions: All ages. Address: Cuba Street. We’ll be jamming and samba-ing in Te Aro Park (aka Pigeon Park) from 10:15-10:45pm – yay CubaDupa! Come on down! Related post
19/03/16 Wellington Batucada in Wellington CubaDupa
Time: 9:35pm. Admission: free. Age restrictions: All ages. Address: Cuba Street. After our Swan Dancehall Stage gig we will parade down Cuba Street to Te Aro Park (aka Pigeon Park). Come and join our mini carnival parade! 9:35-10:15pm Related post
19/03/16 Wellington Batucada in Wellington CubaDupa
Time: 9:15pm. Admission: free. Age restrictions: All ages. Address: Cuba Street. During the weekend of CubaDupa, Wellington Batucada will be rocking out the samba grooves all over the place, as will many of our samba brothers and sisters from all over the country, who are coming down especially to play at the event. 45 drummers and 20 dancers from Wellington Batucada will be performing on the Swan Dancehall Stage from 9:15-9:35pm. Hope you enjoy our Day of the Dead costume theme! Related post
Charitable events, fundraisers and good works
12/03/16 Wellington Batucada in Wellington Mt Cook School Gala
Time: 12:00pm. Admission: free. Age restrictions: All ages. Address: 160 Tory Street. Yay – Mt Cook loves us and we love them. We’re delighted to be playing at the Gala again this year – we’ll be performing at midday – see you there! Related post
Summer festivals and fairs
12/03/16 Wellington Batucada in Wellington Out in the Park
Time: 10:15am. Admission: free. Age restrictions: All ages. Address: Waitangi Park. Fabulousness abounds – we’re performing at Out in the Park again this year (hope the weather plays nice this time!). Start at Frank Kitt’s Park, parade along the waterfront to the event itself at Waitangi Park. Come and join us – we’re leading the parade! Related post
06/03/16 Wellington Batucada in Wellington Newtown Fair
Time: 4:00pm. Admission: free. Age restrictions: All ages. Address: Newtown. Squee! One of our favourite gigs of the year and one of the funnest events we do! We’ll be mustering at 3:30pm at the Community Centre on the corner of Colombo and Rintoul, and then parading from about 4pm. If you’ve been to the Newtown Fair before, you’ll know that our parade takes rather a long time to complete, due to the 200-or-so extra dancers that lead us through the streets, and the other 80,000 happy people joining in from the sidelines. Bloomin’ marvellous. Related post
13/02/16 Wellington Batucada in Wellington Island Bay Festival Parade
Time: 2:30pm. Admission: free. Age restrictions: All ages. Address: Island Bay Park. We’re thrilled to have been invited back to play in the Island Bay Festival Parade this year. We’ll be at the very end of the parade, which means you can all follow along and dance with us through the streets of Island Bay, finishing at Shortland Park near the beach. See you there! Related post
Wellington Rugby Sevens
30/01/16 - 31/01/16 Wellington Batucada in Wellington Wellington Sevens at Westpac Stadium, Fran Wilde Walkway
Time: 1:05pm. Admission: free. Age restrictions: All ages. We’re performing for the Sevens once again this year. This year’s theme is “Superpowers Unleashed” and we’ll be dressed up appropriately to match the theme. This year we’re doing two 45-minute performances each day on the Fran Wilde Walkway – the approach to Westpac Stadium. Catch us on Saturday at 1:05pm and 2:30pm, and on Sunday at 12:05pm and 1:30pm. See you there! Related post
Summer festivals and fairs
23/01/16 Wellington Batucada in Wellington Footvolley Championship, Oriental Bay
Time: 12:00pm. Admission: free. Age restrictions: All ages. We’re playing as part of the Footvolley tournament again this year – we’ll be doing a couple of sets between midday and 2pm – see you on the beach at Oriental Parade! Related post
Wellington’s Christmas celebrations
13/12/15 Wellington Batucada in Wellington Wellington Santa Parade
Time: 1:00pm. Admission: free. Age restrictions: All ages. Yay – the good old Santa Parade! Looking forward to it, as always. Kickoff is at 1pm. We’ll see you there! Related post
06/12/15 Wellington Batucada in Upper Hutt Upper Hutt Xmas parade
Time: 3:00pm. Admission: free. Age restrictions: All ages. A new Xmas parade for us – we’re looking forward to it! We’re thrilled to be leading the parade this year – we’ll see you there. Related post
Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games
02/12/15 Wellington Batucada in Wellington Rio Olympics launch
Time: 6:20pm. Address: Brazilian Embassy. A small and select crew from Wellington Batucada have been invited to perform at the Brazilian Embassy to mark the official launch of the Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games. The band will be performing with the Brazilian Divas from Auckland. We’re thrilled to have been asked to take part.
Charitable events, fundraisers and good works
14/11/15 Wellington Batucada in Wellington Island Bay Playcentre Fundraising Gala
Time: 1:00pm. Admission: free. Age restrictions: All ages. Address: Island Bay Playcentre. Yay! We’re playing at the Island Bay Playcentre Fundraising Gala again this year – looking forward to it! We love our teeny tiny audience 🙂
31/10/15 Wellington Batucada in Porirua Pacific Island Youth fundraiser gig
Address: Te Rauparaha Arena. How exciting! More details to come. Cancelled
Spring festivals and fairs
17/10/15 Wellington Batucada in Wellington MIA Latin Festival
Age restrictions: All ages. This year’s MIA Latin Festival is being held at Wellington High School. We look forward to dancing with you once again.
Wellington Phoenix home games
11/10/15 Wellington Batucada in Wellington Wellington Phoenix vs Newcastle Jets
Time: 6:00pm. Age restrictions: All ages. Address: Westpac Stadium. Yay! We’ve been invited to play at the first Phoenix game of the season! We’re playing on the concourse from about 6pm, then we will move onto the pitch to play there for a while before kick-off which is at 7pm.
Parties
10/10/15 Wellington Batucada in Wellington Leandro’s leaving party
Time: 10:45pm. Age restrictions: No minors. Address: Bar Bodega. Leandro used to dance for Wellington Batucada and has been one of our biggest supporters over the years. He’s leaving to go back to Brazil, and is arranging one of his legendary parties. We’ll do a bit of a jam for a tune or two with So Samba, as well as our own stuff. Running times: 9-10pm DJ Sebastian; 10-10.45pm So Samba; 15 mins Batucada and So Samba together; 11-11.45pm Batucada on stage; 11.45 onwards DJ Sebastian. Should be a great night!
Weddings
19/09/15 Wellington Batucada in Wellington Phil & Bron’s wedding
Time: 2:10pm. Address: The Boatshed, Wellington waterfront. We are completely honoured (and thrilled) to have been invited to play at the wedding of our very own Dr Phil and his wonderful sweetheart Dr Bron. We’ll be playing outside the Boatshed (weather permitting) from 2:10pm until the bride arrives at 2:30pm. Squee! Related post
Spring festivals and fairs
12/09/15 Wellington Batucada in Hastings Blossom Festival Parade
Admission: free. Age restrictions: All ages. We’re looking forward to our annual visit to Hastings for the Blossom Festival – this year’s theme is “Great Things Grow Here”. See you there! Related post
Brazilian Embassy special events
07/09/15 Wellington Batucada in Wellington Brazil National Day
Time: 8:30pm. We’re honoured to have been invited once again to play for the Brazilian Embassy to celebrate Brazil National Day. We’re top of the bill, and we’ll be playing from 8:30 onwards for about half an hour. Looking forward to it! Te Whaea (NZ School of Dance) – invite only. Related post
Summer festivals and fairs
10/07/15 - 12/07/15 Wellington Batucada in Coburg, Germany International Samba Festival, Coburg
Admission: 20 €. Age restrictions: All ages. Wellington Batucada has been invited to perform at the Coburg Samba Festival in Germany. With over 200,000 attendees, this is the biggest samba festival outside Brazil, and it’s a huge honour to have been invited. We’re doing 5 separate performances (3 stage and 2 street) on the Friday and Saturday, and joining with the other 3,000 sambistas in the mass street parade on the Sunday.
29/03/15 Wellington Batucada in Wellington CubaDupa
Time: 3:30pm. Admission: free. Age restrictions: All ages. Address: Cuba Street. Get ready for the Grand Batucada Finale – with over 150 drummers from all over the country, rocking out those samba grooves! We’ll be performing at the Swan Stage (Swan Lane) from 3:30-4:00pm, where we will also be joined by Niko Ne Zna. It’s gonna be epic…
29/03/15 Wellington Batucada in Wellington CubaDupa
Time: 3:00pm. Admission: free. Age restrictions: All ages. Address: Cuba Street. We’ll be parading from Te Aro Park up Cuba Street to Swan Lane from 3:00-3:30pm. Come and join us – 150+ drummers and dancers will be there to help you celebrate!
29/03/15 Wellington Batucada in Wellington CubaDupa
Time: 2:30pm. Admission: free. Age restrictions: All ages. Address: Cuba Street. Get ready for the Grand Batucada Finale – with over 150 drummers from Wellington and across NZ, rocking out those samba grooves! We’ll be performing en masse in Te Aro Park (aka Pigeon Park) from 2:30-3:00pm.
28/03/15 Wellington Batucada in Wellington CubaDupa
Time: 10:30pm. Admission: free. Age restrictions: All ages. Address: Cuba Street. We’ll be jamming and samba-ing in Te Aro Park (aka Pigeon Park) from 10:30-11:00pm – yay CubaDupa! Come on down!
28/03/15 Wellington Batucada in Wellington CubaDupa
Time: 10:00pm. Admission: free. Age restrictions: All ages. Address: Cuba Street. After our Swan Stage gig we will parade down Cuba Street to Te Aro Park (aka Pigeon Park). Come and join our mini carnival parade! 10:00-10:30pm
28/03/15 Wellington Batucada in Wellington CubaDupa
Time: 9:30pm. Admission: free. Age restrictions: All ages. Address: Cuba Street. During the weekend of CubaDupa, Wellington Batucada will be rocking out the samba grooves all over the place, as will many of our samba brothers and sisters from all over the country, who are coming down especially to play at the event. 55 drummers and 15 dancers from Wellington Batucada will be performing on the Swan Stage (Swan Lane) from 9:30-10:00pm. Check out the costumes, dudes!
Charitable events, fundraisers and good works
28/03/15 Wellington Batucada in Wellington Relay for Life
Time: 4:00pm. Admission: free. Age restrictions: All ages. We are honoured to have been invited once again to lead the opening lap of the Relay for Life at Frank Kitt’s Park. This 24-hour Cancer Society fundraising event celebrates cancer survivors and caregivers and remembers loved ones lost to cancer, and it’s really rather awesome. We hope to see you there!
Summer festivals and fairs
14/03/15 Wellington Batucada in New Plymouth WOMAD
Time: 12:00pm. Age restrictions: All ages. Address: TSB Bowl of Brooklands. So… did we mention that all our hard work paid off, and we won the WOMAD Performer Competition?? Well – we did, so we’re performing at WOMAD this year. OMG. Squeee! V. exciting. Come and dance with us! Gables Stage, Saturday, 12 noon – 1.00pm. Related post
08/03/15 Wellington Batucada in Wellington Newtown Fair
Time: 3:00pm. Admission: free. Age restrictions: All ages. Address: Newtown. Squeee! We LOVE Newtown Fair! The “Wellington Batucada led by half the crowd dancing their socks off” parade through Newtown closes the show and it generally takes at least an hour and a half for us to get from one end of the parade route to the other. Awesome. See you there! Get yer dancing shoes on! Related post
28/02/15 Wellington Batucada in Upper Hutt Upper Hutt City Summer Carnival
Time: 12:00pm. Age restrictions: All ages. Address: Trentham Memorial Park. We’re doing the Snowball Samba at the Upper Hutt City Summer Carnival for the first time this year! The plan is to play in front of main stage from 12:00-12:30pm, then we’ll parade around for a bit. We’ll play in front of the main stage again from 1:30-2:00pm. Come and have a boogie with us!
15/02/15 Wellington Batucada in Wellington Out in the Park
Time: 10:00am. Admission: free. Age restrictions: All ages. Address: Waitangi Park. We’re thrilled to have been invited to Out in the Park this year – Wellington’s Queer Fair. We’ll be taking part in The #Love Parade, which goes from Civic Square to Out in the Park’s new venue at Waitangi Park. Starts at 10am, we’ll see you there! NOTE THAT DUE TO BAD WEATHER – this event has been cancelled – hopefully it can be re-scheduled for sometime in March. Watch this space! Cancelled
Wellington Rugby Sevens
07/02/15 Wellington Batucada in Wellington Wellington Sevens waterfront parade
Time: 12:45pm. Admission: free. Age restrictions: All ages. Address: Wellington waterfront, from Fanzone to Stadium. Woohoo! Here we are again, doing our waterfront parade thingy for the Wellington Sevens – we love it. Our costume theme this year is “Steampunk” – we hope you like it! Starting from somewhere near Mac’s Brewery, parading all the way along the waterfront, ending up at the stadium. Come and have a dance with us on the way to the Sevens… Related post
06/02/15 Wellington Batucada in Wellington Wellington Sevens waterfront parade
Time: 12:30pm. Admission: free. Age restrictions: All ages. Address: Wellington waterfront, from Fanzone to Stadium. Woohoo! Here we are again, doing our waterfront parade thingy for the Wellington Sevens – we love it. Our costume theme this year is “Steampunk” – we hope you like it! Starting from somewhere near Mac’s Brewery, parading all the way along the waterfront, ending up at the stadium. Come and have a dance with us on the way to the Sevens… Related post
05/02/15 Wellington Batucada in Wellington Wellington Sevens Parade
Time: 12:45pm. Admission: free. Age restrictions: All ages. We’ll be taking part in the Wellington Sevens parade once again this year – it’s one of our favourite parades – hope to see you there! Related post
Wellington’s Christmas celebrations
14/12/14 Wellington Batucada in Wellington Wellington Santa Parade
Time: 2:00pm. Admission: free. Age restrictions: All ages. Yay! The Santa Parade is nearly here (where’d the year go???) We shall see you there, no doubt. With bells on!
06/12/14 Wellington Batucada in Wellington Johnsonville Christmas Parade
Admission: free. Age restrictions: All ages. Address: Dr Taylor Terrace, Johnsonville. The Johnsonville Christmas parade got cancelled last year due to bad weather, so we’re all being very good so Santa brings us lovely weather this year. See you there!
WOMAD vote busking
30/11/14 Wellington Batucada in Wellington WOMAD busking gig
Time: 11:00am. Admission: free. Age restrictions: All ages. We’re busking at the Sunday Markets – not for money, but for votes for us to play at WOMAD next year! The band with the most votes wins a coveted spot to perform at this amazing world music festival in New Plymouth – and we’re going all-out to win. This gig is only a couple of days before the end of voting, so please come and support us – and GIVE US YOUR VOTE. Waitangi Park Sunday Market, 11.00am.
29/11/14 Wellington Batucada in Wellington WOMAD busking gig
Time: 3:00pm. Admission: free. Age restrictions: All ages. We’re busking on the waterfront – not for money, but for votes for us to play at WOMAD next year! The band with the most votes wins a coveted spot to perform at this amazing world music festival in New Plymouth – and we’re going all-out to win. This gig is only a couple of days before the end of voting, so please come and support us – and GIVE US YOUR VOTE. Wellington Waterfront near Mac’s Brewery, 3.00pm.
Charitable events, fundraisers and good works
22/11/14 Wellington Batucada in Paraparaumu Beach Kapiti Strawberry Festival
Time: 10:30am. Age restrictions: All ages. The Kapiti Strawberry Festival is a Mary Potter Hospice Fundraiser. We had a lovely time there last year, and we’re very pleased to have been invited back again. We’ll be doing two 20 minute performances, the first at 10.30am and the second at 11.45am. We hope to see you there.
WOMAD vote busking
21/11/14 Wellington Batucada in Wellington WOMAD busking gig
Time: 6:00pm. Admission: free. Age restrictions: All ages. We’re busking on Cuba Street near the Left Bank Night Market – not for money, but for votes for us to play at WOMAD next year! The band with the most votes wins a coveted spot to perform at this amazing world music festival in New Plymouth – and we’re going all-out to win. Please come and support us – and GIVE US YOUR VOTE. Left Bank Night Market, Cuba Street, 6.00-7.00pm. Related post
15/11/14 Wellington Batucada in Wellington WOMAD busking gig
Time: 6:30pm. Admission: free. Age restrictions: All ages. We’re busking on Cuba Street – not for money, but for votes for us to play at WOMAD next year! The band with the most votes wins a coveted spot to perform at this amazing world music festival in New Plymouth – and we’re going all-out to win. Please come and support us – and GIVE US YOUR VOTE. Cuba Street, 6.30pm. Cancelled
15/11/14 Wellington Batucada in Wellington WOMAD busking gig
Time: 4:30pm. Admission: free. Age restrictions: All ages. We’re busking on the waterfront – not for money, but for votes for us to play at WOMAD next year! The band with the most votes wins a coveted spot to perform at this amazing world music festival in New Plymouth – and we’re going all-out to win. Please come and support us – and GIVE US YOUR VOTE. Wellington Waterfront, 4.30pm. Cancelled
Charitable events, fundraisers and good works
15/11/14 Wellington Batucada in Wellington Island Bay Playcentre Fundraising Gala
Time: 12:00pm. Admission: free. Age restrictions: All ages. Address: Island Bay Playcentre. We’re once again thrilled to be performing for our teeny tiny audience 🙂 at the Island Bay Playcentre fundraising gala. Come and have a bash with us! Time TBC.
WOMAD vote busking
08/11/14 Wellington Batucada in Wellington WOMAD busking gig
Time: 6:00pm. Admission: free. Age restrictions: All ages. We’re busking on Cuba Street – not for money, but for votes for us to play at WOMAD next year! The band with the most votes wins a coveted spot to perform at this amazing world music festival in New Plymouth – and we’re going all-out to win. Please come and support us – and GIVE US YOUR VOTE. Cuba Street, 6.00-7.00pm. Come and have a wiggle with us before the fireworks!
26/10/14 Wellington Batucada in Wellington WOMAD busking gig
Time: 11:00am. Admission: free. Age restrictions: All ages. We’re busking on the waterfront – not for money, but for votes for us to play at WOMAD next year! The band with the most votes wins a coveted spot to perform at this amazing world music festival in New Plymouth – and we’re going all-out to win. Please come and support us – and GIVE US YOUR VOTE. Wellington Waterfront near Waitangi Park (Sunday Markets), 11.00am.
Spring festivals and fairs
18/10/14 Wellington Batucada in Whanganui Whanganui Festival of Cultures
Time: 12:20pm. Admission: free. Age restrictions: All ages. Woohoo! We had such a great time at the Whanganui Festivasl of Cultures last year – we’re thrilled to have been invited once again. We’ll be doing two stage performances, the first at 12.20pm, the second at 3.10pm. We’ll see you there!
12/10/14 Wellington Batucada in Wellington MIA Latin Festival
Time: 3:30pm. Admission: free. Age restrictions: All ages. The full Batucada crew (laydeez AND gents this year!) are once again planning to celebrate the Mujeres in Aotearoa Latin Festival with a BANG. We love this gig. It’s at a new venue this year – James Cabaret – and we’ll be performing at 3:35pm.
WOMAD vote busking
12/10/14 Wellington Batucada in Wellington WOMAD busking gig
Time: 2:20pm. Admission: free. Age restrictions: All ages. Today we’re busking in town – not for money, but for votes for us to play at WOMAD next year! The band with the most votes wins a coveted spot to perform at this amazing world music festival in New Plymouth – and we’re going all-out to win. Please come and support us – and GIVE US YOUR VOTE. Cnr Courtenay Place & Taranaki Street, outside Burger Fuel, 2.20pm for half an hour.
Hastings Blossom Festival
13/09/14 Wellington Batucada in Hastings Blossom Festival Parade
Time: 11:00am. Admission: free. Age restrictions: All ages. We’ll be heading up to Hastings soon, for our annual get-together and performance in the Hastings Blossom Festival parade. Fantastic! Looking forward to it! The parade theme is Spring: Back to the Future and we’re planning on looking pretty cool… we’ll all be in themed costumes for the first time this year. Related post
Brazilian Embassy special events
09/09/14 Wellington Batucada in Wellington Brazil National Day
Time: 7:30pm. Admission: free. Age restrictions: All ages. We’ll be performing at Massey Museum Building at 7:30pm (time TBC) in celebration of Brazil National Day. Related post
2014 Soccer World Cup
13/06/14 Wellington Batucada in Wellington Shed 6
Time: 7:10am. Admission: Free. Age restrictions: All ages. We’ve been invited to kick off this year’s soccer World Cup in Brazil with a bang! Here’s the schedule: 7.00 am: Muster under the sails at Queens’ Wharf. 7.10 am: Perform for half an hour outside Shed 6. 7.40 am: Move into Shed 6, do another 2-3 minute ‘big bang’ performance to kick off the cup. 8.00 am: Brazil v Croatia game starts. We’ll be providing a bit of noise during the exciting bits as well 🙂 Related post
Sambanui
27/04/14 Wellington Batucada in Lower Hutt Sambanui Batucada at the Dowse
Time: 3:30pm. Admission: free. Age restrictions: All ages. Address: Dowse Square, Laings Road, Lower Hutt. Huge Samba Jam featuring Wellington Batucada joined by drummers and dancers from across NZ. Samba performers from all over New Zealand will be gathering in the Dowse Square to showcase new material developed at Sambanui, a 4-day intensive samba workshop with international tutors held over Anzac weekend. Come on down for a boogie!
Charitable events, fundraisers and good works
22/03/14 Wellington Batucada in Wellington Relay for Life
Time: 4:00pm. Admission: free. Age restrictions: All ages. We’ll be leading the participants around the first lap of the Relay for Life again this year, and we’re really honoured to do so. This 24-hour Cancer Society fundraising event celebrates cancer survivors and caregivers and remembers loved ones lost to cancer, and it’s really rather awesome. We hope to see you there! Related post
Summer festivals and fairs
08/03/14 Wellington Batucada in Wellington Mt Cook School Gala
Time: 12:30pm. Admission: free. Age restrictions: All ages. Address: 160 Tory Street. We are pleased to be playing at Mt Cook School’s fundraising gala for the first time this year. We have a couple of Batchildren at the school, and one of our Batmums teaches there – so it’s a bit of a family affair. We’ll be playing at 12:30pm for half an hour. We’re on straight after the disco… Related post
02/03/14 Wellington Batucada in Wellington Newtown Fair
Time: 3:30pm. Admission: free. Age restrictions: All ages. Address: Newtown. Newtown Fair has become one of our favourite gigs of the year. It’s jam-packed with good vibes and mad-crowds-dancing-in-the-streets and really, we couldn’t ask for a better day out. We’ll see you there! Related post
Parties
01/03/14 Wellington Batucada in Wellington Brazilian Party at The Grand
Time: 12:00am. Age restrictions: No minors. Address: The Grand, Courtenay Place. We’re playing at The Grand at midnight again – this time for a Brazilian Party. Last year’s gig at The Grand for Chile/Mexico Independence Day was awesome – so we’re expecting a great night once again. You can catch us doing a short warmup outside Burger Fuel on the corner of Taranaki St and Courtenay Pl from 11.30pm, or better still – catch us at The Grand at midnight. See you there! Related post
Summer festivals and fairs
15/02/14 Wellington Batucada in Wellington Homegrown Festival
Time: 1:50pm. Admission: free. Age restrictions: All ages. Address: Wellington waterfront. Gosh it’s been a while since we played Homegrown. In 2014 the Homegrown landscape is changing, and they’ll be opening up more areas of the waterfront and offering significantly more free to the public entertainment. Lower Franks Kitts Park, The Lagoon and the Te Papa promenade will be the free-to-anyone areas, and within them you will find… Wellington Batucada (amongst many other cool things). We’re looking forward to it! You can catch us at two 30 minute performances: 1.50 pm at Waitangi Park, and 3.50 pm at Frank Kitts Park (both begin with us roving for 10 minutes and then 20 mins on the buskers stage). See you there! Related post
Wellington Rugby Sevens
08/02/14 Wellington Batucada in Wellington Wellington Sevens waterfront parade
Time: 3:00pm. Admission: free. Age restrictions: All ages. Address: Wellington waterfront, from Fanzone to Stadium. Day 2 of the Sevens – a bit sunburnt (or possibly rained-on…), a bit worn out from the previous day’s festivities, but raring to go and do it all again today. See you on the waterfront somewhere! Related post
07/02/14 Wellington Batucada in Wellington Wellington Sevens waterfront parade
Time: 3:00pm. Admission: free. Age restrictions: All ages. Address: Wellington waterfront, from Fanzone to Stadium. Catch us parading on the waterfront in celebration of the Sevens – and acting as Pied Pipers to get you to the stadium at some point… We are dressing up in pirate costumes this year – they’re gonna be awesome! Related post
05/02/14 Wellington Batucada in Wellington Wellington Sevens Parade
Time: 12:45pm. Admission: free. Age restrictions: All ages. Woo yeah! The Wellington Sevens weekend is here again! This year (so as not to clash with Waitangi Day) the street parade will be on the Wednesday. We’ll see you all there! Related post
Summer festivals and fairs
02/02/14 Wellington Batucada in Lower Hutt, Wellington Te Rā o te Raukura Festival
Time: 11:30am. Admission: free. Age restrictions: All ages. Address: Te Whiti Park, Waiwhetu. We’re delighted to have been invited to take part in Te Rā o te Raukura for the first time this year. The festival is a family orientated event with a focus on health, art, and education; with kid’s amusement rides and over 100 stalls with a massive array of fine foods and crafts. The name of this event Te Rā o te Raukura is significant to the people at Waiwhetu and the tangata whenua in the Wellington Region. The ‘Raukura’ was used as a symbol of peace, love and harmony by the prophet Te Whiti O Rongomai at Parihaka. Te Rā o te Raukura commemorates the day in 1881 when Parihaka was invaded, and celebrates unity in Lower Hutt City and the wider Wellington Region. We look forward to seeing you there for our first gig of 2014. We’ll be doing two 15-minute performances, at approx 11:30am and 12:30pm. Related post
Wellington’s Christmas celebrations
08/12/13 Wellington Batucada in Wellington Wellington Santa Parade
Time: 2:00pm. Admission: free. Age restrictions: All ages. Yay! Wellington Santa Parade is nearly here! What fun! Hope you’ve got your Santa hats ready… Related post
30/11/13 Wellington Batucada in Wellington Johnsonville Christmas Parade
Time: 11:00am. Admission: free. Age restrictions: All ages. Address: Dr Taylor Terrace, Johnsonville. We love the Johnsonville Christmas Parade! It’s awesome! We will see you (and Santa) there – with bells on! Cancelled
Charitable events, fundraisers and good works
23/11/13 Wellington Batucada in Wellington Philippines Disaster Fundraiser
Time: 2:30pm. Admission: free. Age restrictions: All ages. Address: Civic Square. Wellington is raising funds to help those affected by the terrible typhoon in the Philippines. Batucada will be performing in Civic Square at 2.30pm. We hope you’ll join us. Related post
23/11/13 Wellington Batucada in Paraparaumu Beach Kapiti Strawberry Festival
Time: 10:30am. Age restrictions: All ages. The Kapiti Strawberry Festival is a Mary Potter Hospice Fundraiser. We’ll be doing two 20 minute performances, the first at 10.30am and the second at 12.00pm. We hope to see you there. Related post
Soccer World Cup
20/11/13 Wellington Batucada in Wellington All Whites v Mexico, FIFA Soccer World Cup Qualifier game
Time: 5:30pm. Admission: free. Age restrictions: All ages. Address: Queens’s Wharf to Westpac Stadium. The All Whites play Mexico at home in the second of their two World Cup qualifier matches. The game’s sold out, so there will be a lot of people walking to the stadium along the waterfront. Batucada will be part of the 5.30 pm parade from Queens Wharf to the Stadium, and we’ll be playing outside the Stadium once we arrive. Come and join us! Related post
Spring festivals and fairs
16/11/13 Wellington Batucada in Wellington DANZdance20
Time: 5:10pm. Address: Opera House. DANZdance20 Concert, celebrating 20 years of Wellington Dance. Batucada are the final act on a bill that features amazing dancers from all over Wellington over the past 20 years. We’ll be encouraging the audience to get up and dance! Related post
10/11/13 Wellington Batucada in Wellington MIA Latin Festival
Admission: free. Age restrictions: All ages. MIA Latin Festival, Newtown Park. Mujeres in Aotearoa (MIA) is a non-profit Latin American women’s group that works to keep Latin American culture alive. Our all-girl group of drummers and dancers ROCKED last year, and we’re planning to do it all again in 2013. Woohoo! Related post
Charitable events, fundraisers and good works
09/11/13 Wellington Batucada in Wellington Island Bay Playcentre Fundraising Gala
Time: 1:00pm. Age restrictions: All ages. Address: Island Bay Playcentre. We’ll be performing again at the Island Bay Playcentre Gala this year. Hope to see you there! Related post
Spring festivals and fairs
27/10/13 Wellington Batucada in Wairarapa Kokomai Creative Festival
Time: 11:00am. Admission: free. Age restrictions: All ages. We’ve been invited to take part in the parade and run a drumming workshop as part of the Kokomai Creative Festival, Wairarapa, which will be held over Labour weekend. The masked parade is at 11.00am (bring a mask!), with our drumming workshop at 12.00pm. Hope to see you there. Related post
Silver Ferns netball matches
24/10/13 Wellington Batucada in Wellington Silver Ferns v Malawi netball test
Time: 6:30pm. Age restrictions: All ages. Address: TSB Bank Arena. We’re thrilled to be playing at the Silver Ferns v Malawi Netball Test, TSB Bank Arena. From 6:30 onwards we’ll be playing a 20-30 minute set near the entrance as the crowd arrives for the game, and at half time we’ll be doing a short set on the netball court itself. Cool fun! Related post
Charitable events, fundraisers and good works
22/10/13 Wellington Batucada in Wellington PSA (Public Service Association) Centenary celebrations
Time: 1:00pm. Admission: free. Age restrictions: All ages. Address: Parliament. We’re delighted to have been invited to help the PSA celebrate 100 years of service to New Zealand. We’ll be leading the parade from the Cenotaph (corner Lambton Quay and Bowen Street) up to Parliament at 1pm, and then after the speeches from 1.45-2.15 pm we’ll be doing our main performance, outside Parliament. Related post
Wellington Phoenix home games
13/10/13 Wellington Batucada in Wellington Wellington Phoenix Parade
Time: 4:05pm. Admission: free. Age restrictions: All ages. Address: Wellington waterfront, from Queen’s Wharf to the stadium. We will be mustering near the Chicago Bar underneath the sails at Queen’s Wharf at 3.45. We’ll play there for a short while at 4.05pm and then we’ll parade along the waterfront to the Stadium, setting off at about 4.10pm. If you’re heading off to see the Phoenix game, why not join us?
Spring festivals and fairs
05/10/13 Wellington Batucada in Whanganui Whanganui Festival of Cultures
Time: 12:00pm. Admission: free. Age restrictions: All ages. Wellington Batucada will be performing and taking part in the Festival of Cultures parade in Whanganui for the first time in October. The parade is at 12.00 noon and our performance is at 3.00 pm. See you there! Related post
22/09/13 Wellington Batucada in Wellington Open Street Sunday
Time: 12:45pm. Admission: free. Age restrictions: All ages. Address: Wellington CBD. We’re opening the inaugural Open Street Sunday event – where some of Wellington’s streets in the CBD will be closed to traffic, and taken over by people doing stuff. We will gather at the corner of Taranaki and Dixon Streets by 12.45 pm, and will then parade up Dixon and Cuba Streets. Sounds like it’s gonna be awesome fun! Related post
21/09/13 Wellington Batucada in Wellington Chile/Mexico Independence Day
Time: 12:00am. Address: The Grand, Courtenay Place. A midnight gig at The Grand to celebrate Chile/Mexico Independence Day. Should be fun! Related post
14/09/13 - 15/09/13 Wellington Batucada in Hastings Blossom Festival Parade
Admission: free. Age restrictions: All ages. We will be up in Hastings once again for Blossom Festival weekend – our traditional welcome-to-springtime event. Related post
Brazilian Embassy special events
04/09/13 Wellington Batucada in Wellington Brazil National Day
Wellington Batucada will be performing at the Whare Waka to celebrate Brazil National Day on September 4.
Bledisloe Cup
24/08/13 Wellington Batucada in Wellington Bledisloe Cup fan trail
Time: 5:20pm. Admission: free. Age restrictions: All ages. We will be mustering at Queens Wharf, at the Frank Kitts end of Shed 6 at 5pm, ready to start parading along Wellington’s waterfront to the Westpac Stadium at 5.20pm. Come and join us, and we’ll deliver you to the stadium in plenty of time for the Bledisloe Cup kick-off. Go the ABs! Related post
Brazilian Embassy special events
07/06/13 Wellington Batucada in Wellington Charity Ball, Te Papa
Address: Te Papa Tongarewa. A glittering Black Tie affair at Te Papa, showcasing performers from Brazil and beyond… we’re thrilled to have been invited.
Charitable events, fundraisers and good works
07/05/13 Wellington Batucada in Wellington Seven Sharp – Wellington’s Not Dead
Time: 7:00pm. Admission: free. Age restrictions: All ages/licensed. Address: St John’s Bar. Tonight at 7pm Wellington Batucada will be taking part in Seven Sharp‘s live TV broadcast from the St John’s Bar in Wellington. The gig starts at approx 6:30pm, and we’ll be joining heaps of other creative performing types to show John Key that Wellington is still New Zealand’s most vibrant city – and that we’re certainly Not Dead. Come and join us!
Winter festivals and fairs
05/05/13 Wellington Batucada in Wellington International Dance Day
Time: 3:30pm. Admission: free. Age restrictions: All ages. Address: Te Papa. A 5-10 minute performance by members of Wellington Batucada, part of the grand finale act of International Dance Day. Related post
Sambanui
28/04/13 Wellington Batucada in Lower Hutt Sambanui Batucada at the Dowse
Time: 3:30pm. Admission: free. Age restrictions: All ages. Address: Dowse Square, Laings Road, Lower Hutt. Huge Samba Jam featuring Wellington Batucada joined by drummers and dancers from all over NZ. Samba performers from all over New Zealand will be gathering in the Dowse Square to showcase new material developed at a 4 day workshop over Anzac weekend. Come on down for a boogie!
Wellington Phoenix home games
31/03/13 Wellington Batucada in Wellington Wellington Phoenix Parade
Time: 3:45pm. Admission: free. Age restrictions: All ages. Address: Wellington waterfront, from Queen’s Wharf to the stadium. Come and join us as we parade down the waterfront from Queen’s Wharf to the Stadium in support of Wellington Phoenix!
Charitable events, fundraisers and good works
23/03/13 Wellington Batucada in Wellington Relay for Life
Time: 3:50pm. Admission: free. Age restrictions: All ages. Frank Kitts Park, Wellington. At approx 3.50pm when the ribbon is cut we’ll lead the Survivors & Carers for the first lap around the track, and then we’ll continue playing for a while. A great cause, and a great day out. Hope to see you there. Related post
Summer festivals and fairs
23/03/13 Wellington Batucada in Wellington Footvolley Championship, Oriental Bay
Time: 1:00pm. Age restrictions: All ages. We will be playing on the beach in front of the main volleyball net from 1.00 – 1.30 pm. Related post
Oporto store promotion
13/03/13 Wellington Batucada in Wellington Oporto store, Courtenay Place
Time: 6:30pm. Admission: free. Age restrictions: All ages. We’re helping Oporto celebrate the launch of its Wellington store. Come and see us on Courtenay Place!
08/03/13 Wellington Batucada in Wellington Oporto store, Courtenay Place
Time: 6:30pm. Admission: free. Age restrictions: All ages. We’re helping Oporto celebrate the launch of its Wellington store. Come and see us on Courtenay Place!
Summer festivals and fairs
03/03/13 Wellington Batucada in Wellington Newtown Fair
Admission: free. Age restrictions: All ages. Address: Newtown. Yay! Our annual dance-n-drum through the streets of Newtown. Last year you guys were AWESOME – we had so much fun dancing with you – hope you’ll come and join us again this year.
02/03/13 Wellington Batucada in Raumati Beach Brazilian Carnival
Time: 1:00pm. Admission: free. Age restrictions: All ages. Brazilian cultural event at Uniting Church Hall, Raumati Beach – in support of the Raumati International Children’s Group, and with a focus on kids. Come and have some fun with us!
Oporto store promotion
01/03/13 Wellington Batucada in Wellington Oporto store, Courtenay Place
Time: 6:30pm. Admission: free. Age restrictions: All ages. We’re helping Oporto celebrate the launch of its Wellington store. Come and see us on Courtenay Place!
28/02/13 Wellington Batucada in Wellington Oporto store, Courtenay Place
Time: 6:30pm. Admission: free. Age restrictions: All ages. We’re helping Oporto celebrate the launch of its Wellington store. Come and see us on Courtenay Place!
Summer festivals and fairs
09/02/13 Wellington Batucada in Wellington Island Bay Festival Parade
Time: 2:30pm. Admission: free. Age restrictions: All ages. Address: Island Bay Park. Our drummers and dancers will be leading the parade to the Park to kick off the Island Bay Festival. Hope to see you there!
Wellington Rugby Sevens
02/02/13 Wellington Batucada in Wellington Wellington Sevens waterfront parade
Time: 1:30pm. Admission: free. Age restrictions: All ages. Address: Wellington waterfront, from Fanzone to Stadium. All aboard the Batucada Walking Bus! Our drummers and dancers will be parading along the waterfront from the Odlins Plaza Fanzone to the Stadium on Day 2 of the Sevens. Come and join us in all your costumed glory! Related post
01/02/13 Wellington Batucada in Wellington Wellington Sevens waterfront parade
Time: 1:30pm. Admission: free. Age restrictions: All ages. Address: Wellington waterfront, from Fanzone to Stadium. All aboard the Batucada Walking Bus! Our drummers and dancers will be parading along the waterfront from the Odlins Plaza Fanzone to the Stadium on Day 1 of the Sevens. Come and join us in all your costumed glory! Related post
31/01/13 Wellington Batucada in Wellington Wellington Sevens Parade
Time: 12:45pm. Admission: free. Age restrictions: All ages. We’re pleased to announce that, once again, we will be leading the lunchtime parade of Sevens teams through town, from Ballance St to Civic Square. See you there! Related post
Wellington Phoenix home games
27/01/13 Wellington Batucada in Wellington Wellington Phoenix Parade
Time: 4:00pm. Admission: free. Age restrictions: All ages. Address: Wellington waterfront, from Queen’s Wharf to the stadium. Wellington Batucada drummers and dancers will be parading along the waterfront, from Queen’s Wharf to the Stadium, arriving at the Stadium in plenty of time to catch the Phoenix game. Join us! Cancelled
Wellington’s Christmas celebrations
22/12/12 Wellington Batucada in Wellington Xmas Party @ San Francisco Bath House
Time: 11:00pm. Admission: free. Age restrictions: All ages/licensed. Address: San Francisco Bath House, Cuba Street. On Saturday 22nd December Santa is coming early, bringing the most explosive Xmas party! The heart of Rio De Janeiro is right here in Wellington this Christmas with Wellington Batucada. This powerhouse ensemble creates breathtakingly complex walls of sound. The throbbing heartbeat of the surdo drum underpins rattling snares, layers of hand-held percussion instruments such as agogo bells, ganza shakers, tambourims, and the panting, surreal shrieks and moans of the cuica friction drum. Joining the carnival will be Crazy Fat Brazilian: Elaine Abras sings and plays guitar, Matt Smithers on electric guitar beside Darryn Sigley on drums, and Paul Mouncey on bass. So join us for a sweaty dance hall samba party! No cover charge – Show starts at 8pm, Batucada on-stage at 11pm. Related post
Wellington Phoenix home games
09/12/12 Wellington Batucada in Wellington Wellington Phoenix Parade
Time: 3:45pm. Admission: free. Age restrictions: All ages. Address: Wellington waterfront, from Queen’s Wharf to the stadium. We’ll be parading along the Wellington waterfront, leading the crowd to the Stadium in time for the Wellington Phoenix home game. Do join us! Related post
Wellington’s Christmas celebrations
09/12/12 Wellington Batucada in Wellington Wellington Santa Parade
Time: 2:00pm. Admission: free. Age restrictions: All ages. We love the Santa parade – come and party with us! Related post
Corporate gigs
07/12/12 Wellington Batucada in Wellington EFTPOS Christmas Party
Time: 8:30pm. Address: Mac’s Brewbar, private function rooms. A small and select group of Batucada oldbies, entertaining the fancily-dressed employees of EFTPOS Wellington at their Christmas party. Related post
Wellington’s Christmas celebrations
01/12/12 Wellington Batucada in Wellington Johnsonville Christmas Parade
Time: 11:00am. Admission: free. Age restrictions: All ages. Address: Dr Taylor Terrace, Johnsonville. Our annual jaunt through the streets of Johnsonville – fun for all the family! Related post
Spring festivals and fairs
11/11/12 Wellington Batucada in Wellington MIA Latin Festival
Age restrictions: All ages. MIA’s Latin Festival. The Festival celebrates the Latin culture through live performances, art & crafts and traditional food stalls, games and children’s activities. Related post
Charitable events, fundraisers and good works
30/10/12 Wellington Batucada in Wellington Batucada school workshop
Time: 9:45am. Address: St Francis de Sales School, Island Bay. We will do a performance and instrument display at 1.45 – 2.45pm. We will also give 2 workshops from 9.45 – 10.45am then 11.15am -12.15pm with 2 classes each – around 52ish 7 and 8 year olds. Related post
27/10/12 Wellington Batucada in Wellington Party in Pink
Time: 7:00pm. Address: Wellington Chinese & Cultural Centre, Mt Albert Rd, Newtown. Party in Pink is being organised & run by the local Wellington Zumba Instructors and is part of world-wide fundraising campaign being held during October and endorsed by Zumba Fitness LLC to raise awareness and funds for Breast Cancer Research. Related post
Wellington Phoenix home games
06/10/12 Wellington Batucada in Wellington Wellington Phoenix vs Sydney FC
Time: 5:45pm. Age restrictions: All ages/licensed. Address: Westpac Stadium. Parade from Queens Wharf to the Stadium. Wellington Batucada will join a Fan Trail/Parade at Queens Wharf/Chicago/Dockside area, hopping onto the end of a parade of a large group of school kids who will start the parade at Capital E/Civic Square. See you there! Related post
Charitable events, fundraisers and good works
22/09/12 Wellington Batucada in Wellington Island Bay Playcentre Fundraising Gala
Time: 12:30pm. Admission: free. Age restrictions: All ages/licensed. Address: Island Bay Playcentre. This year the Gala includes a garage sale, cultural foods: Italian, Chinese, Japanese, Mexican, Thai, Kiwi as well as music and entertainment. There will be a bouncy castle, face painting, little dig and a raffle. Wellington Batucada will be performing for about 20 minutes from 12.30pm onwards. Related post
Spring festivals and fairs
15/09/12 Wellington Batucada in Hastings Blossom Festival Parade
Time: 1:30pm. Admission: free. Age restrictions: All ages/licensed. Hooray! It’s the Hastings Blossom Festival! That must mean spring is almost here…
15/09/12 Wellington Batucada in Hastings Clock Tower stage
Time: 11:45am. Admission: free. Age restrictions: All ages/licensed. Address: Hastings Clock Tower. Our annual visit to Hastings for the Blossom Festival kicks off our Spring/Summer season in style. Come and see us performing at the Clock Tower stage before the parade.
Brazilian Embassy special events
07/09/12 Wellington Batucada in Wellington Brazilian Embassy National Day
Time: 8:30pm. Admission: free. Age restrictions: All ages/licensed. Address: Brazilian Embassy.
Winter festivals and fairs
23/06/12 Wellington Batucada in Wellington Fête de la Musique
Time: 2:30pm. Admission: free. Age restrictions: All ages. Address: Outside the Southern Cross, 39 Abel Smith Street, Te Aro, Wellington. We’ll be performing outside our “local”, the very wonderful Southern Cross, as part of the annual Fête de la Musique – an international celebration of music from around New Zealand and the rest of the world. Organised by Alliance Francaise.
Charitable events, fundraisers and good works
12/05/12 Wellington Batucada in Wellington World Fair Trade Day Global Party
Time: 2:30pm. Admission: free. Age restrictions: All ages. Address: Outside the TradeAid shop at 86 Victoria St, Wellington. We’ll be doing a 30-minute performance outside Trade Aid, for a day which celebrates the existence of a global fair trade organisation dedicated to global best practice. Join us! Related post
Summer festivals and fairs
06/04/12 - 08/04/12 Wellington Batucada in Auckland Jambalaya
Age restrictions: All ages. Jamming, workshopping, performing, Jambalaya was indeed awesome! 3 days of immersion into samba drumming with samba masters Fred from London School of Samba and Budi from Wicked Aura in Singapore. Fantastic! Related post
Charitable events, fundraisers and good works
31/03/12 Wellington Batucada in Wellington Relay for Life
Admission: free. Age restrictions: All ages. What a great cause, and one which we’re very happy to support.
Summer festivals and fairs
11/03/12 Wellington Batucada in Wellington Te Kura Kaupapa Maori o Nga Mokopuna, Seatoun
Time: 12:00pm. Admission: free. Age restrictions: All ages. Te Ra o Kupe Festival is an annual event in its 7th year and is the only festival that is celebrated in the eastern suburbs. The festival is about bringing the community together and celebrating the eponymous ancestor Kupe, who first visited the shores of Te Whanganui-a-Tara. The day starts with a formal opening with the Mayor and some of her counselors. Wellington Batucada will be doing a 30-minute stage performance at midday.
10/03/12 Wellington Batucada in Masterton Wairarapa Balloon Festival – Night Glow
Time: 6:30pm. Age restrictions: All ages. Address: Solway Showgrounds, Masterton. A magical evening for the whole family, the Trust House Night Glow is the Balloons Over Wairarapa Festival highlight. Tethered Balloons light up the night sky in a dazzling display set to music. Bring the whole family and a picnic. Food and drinks will be available to purchase. Gates open 6.00pm. Wellington Batucada will be performing between 6.30 and 8.30pm.
04/03/12 Wellington Batucada in Wellington Newtown Fair
Admission: free. Age restrictions: All ages. Address: Newtown. We’ve been performing at Newtown Fair for what seems like forever – and we love it! Parade starts at 3.45pm. Related post
Wellington Rugby Sevens
04/02/12 Wellington Batucada in Wellington Wellington Sevens after-party Ninja gig
Time: 10:00pm. Admission: free. Age restrictions: All ages. Address: Courtenay Place. Initially Wellington City Council asked us to play at the after-party in Courtenay Place, then they changed their minds and said they didn’t… so we decided to do it anyway for free. Awesome night! Related post
04/02/12 Wellington Batucada in Wellington Waterfront parade from Fanzone to the Stadium
Time: 1:30pm. Admission: free. Age restrictions: All ages. After the success of our “Pied Piper” walking bus parades from the RWC fanzone to the stadium, WCC invited us to do the same for the Sevens. We start at the Fanzone near the Odlins building and parade along the waterfront to the stadium. Join us! Related post
04/02/12 Wellington Batucada in Wellington In front of Westpac Stadium
Time: 12:00pm. We’ll be doing a short performance in front of the ticket gates at Westpac Stadium, welcoming all you lovely costumed Sevens fans to the venue. See you there in all your glory! Related post
03/02/12 Wellington Batucada in Wellington Waterfront parade from Fanzone to the Stadium
Time: 1:30pm. Admission: free. Age restrictions: All ages. After the success of our “Pied Piper” walking bus parades from the RWC fanzone to the stadium, WCC invited us to do the same for the Sevens. We started at the Fanzone near the Odlins building and paraded along the waterfront to the stadium. We hope you enjoyed us as much as we enjoyed you! Related post
02/02/12 Wellington Batucada in Wellington Wellington Sevens Parade
Time: 12:45pm. Admission: free. Age restrictions: All ages. We love Wellington Sevens weekend! As usual we led the Sevens Parade through the city streets and then lined up at the entrance to Civic Square to drum the teams through. Related post
Wellington’s Christmas celebrations
03/12/11 Wellington Batucada in Wellington Johnsonville Christmas Parade
Time: 11:00am. Admission: free. Age restrictions: All ages. Address: Dr Taylor Terrace, Johnsonville. We took part in the Johnsonville Christmas Parade again this year – hope you enjoyed it as much as we did! Related post
13/11/11 Wellington Batucada in Wellington Wellington Santa Parade
Time: 12:30pm. Admission: free. Age restrictions: All ages. The annual Santa Parade starts at the Parliament end of Lambton Quay and wends its way through the city streets to Civic Square. Related post
Wellington Phoenix home games
30/10/11 Wellington Batucada in Wellington Wellington Phoenix vs Melbourne Victory
Time: 4:00pm. Age restrictions: All ages. Address: Westpac Stadium. Starting on the concourse/walkway and then parading around the bowl, moving onto the ground just before kick-off. Related post
Rugby World Cup 2011 – Festival of Carnivale
26/10/11 Wellington Batucada in Wellington All Blacks Victory Parade
Time: 12:15pm. Admission: free. Age restrictions: All ages. Address: Parade route: Civic Square, Mercer Street, Willis Street, Lambton Quay to Parliament. We took part in Wellington’s tickertape parade to celebrate the All Blacks’ historic victory in the Rugby World Cup 2011. Our biggest audience ever – over 100,000 people – and the All Blacks too. What a day! Related post
09/10/11 Wellington Batucada in Wellington Waterfront parade from RWC Fanzone to the Stadium
Time: 4:30pm. Admission: free. Age restrictions: All ages. Leading the crowd from the Fanzone to the Stadium, arriving in plenty of time to catch the second Quarter Final match between Australia and South Africa. Related post
08/10/11 Wellington Batucada in Wellington Waterfront parade from RWC Fanzone to the Stadium
Time: 4:30pm. Admission: free. Age restrictions: All ages. Leading the crowd from the Fanzone to the Stadium, arriving in plenty of time to catch the first Quarter Final match between Wales and Ireland.
02/10/11 Wellington Batucada in Wellington Waterfront parade from RWC Fanzone to the Stadium
Time: 2:00pm. Admission: free. Age restrictions: All ages. Leading the crowd from the Fanzone to the Stadium, arriving in plenty of time to catch the Canada vs All Blacks game. Related post
25/09/11 Wellington Batucada in Wellington Wellington Regional Stadium
Time: 8:30pm. Address: Westpac Stadium. A short performance inside the stadium before the Argentina v Scotland game. W00t!
25/09/11 Wellington Batucada in Wellington Cuba Mall (mid area)
Time: 2:00pm. Admission: free. Age restrictions: All ages. Address: Cuba Mall. Related post
23/09/11 Wellington Batucada in Wellington Waterfront parade from RWC Fanzone to the Stadium
Time: 7:00pm. Admission: free. Age restrictions: All ages. Leading the crowd from the Fanzone to the Stadium, arriving in plenty of time to catch the Australia vs USA game. Related post
Hastings Blossom Festival
17/09/11 Wellington Batucada in Hastings Blossom Festival Parade
Time: 1:30pm. Admission: free. Age restrictions: All ages.
17/09/11 Wellington Batucada in Hastings Clock Tower stage
Time: 12:00pm. Admission: free. Age restrictions: All ages. Address: Hastings Clock Tower.
Rugby World Cup 2011 – Festival of Carnivale
15/09/11 Wellington Batucada in Wellington Courtenay Place Park
Time: 5:30pm. Admission: free. Age restrictions: All ages. Address: Cnr of Courtenay Place and Taranaki Street. Related post
09/09/11 Wellington Batucada in Wellington RWC Fanzone
Time: 6:00pm. Admission: free. Address: Odlins Plaza area on Wellington’s waterfront. Related post

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