Wellington Pride Parade 2019

Bringing the love to the streets of Wellington

Batucada drummers and dancers performing at Wellington Pride Parade 2019. Photo by Paul Hodgson.

Pride is such a wonderful gig to be a part of. We’ve watched this fantastically inclusive event grow over the years to become quite epic, and it’s one of the band’s favourite parades – probably the craziest parade we do. The crowd and all our fellow paraders are so much fun.

Wellington Batucada drummers and dancers perform in Wellington’s iconic Pride Parade. Video by Tom S Etuata.

Here are a couple of feedback notes from the Parade Team. I think they might quite like us…

“We have had such amazing feedback about the band, some going as far to say that it made our parade and to book them now for next year! They were vibrant and fun and loved dancing to the beat of their drum! I think I missed my calling as a Batucada dancer!”Parade Team member


“It was absolutely awesome to meet you and the crew on Saturday. Thank you so much for being part of the day. You were all amazing and we’ve had so much great feedback, including “they are so awesome. Can they come to every single thing we do?! All team meetings now need to start with Batucada…”Parade Team member

Wellington Batucada Pride 2019 team photo. Photo by Tom S Etuata.

What a nice positive crew to work with. Thanks Pride Team and the Rainbow Community!
Gordo, Batucada’s gig co-ordinator

Photo galleries

Photos by Tom S Etuata. Click on any thumbnail to see the larger version:

Paul Hodgson of Paulo Pics NZ also took some excellent photos of the parade. Check them out.

We’ve included our favourites in the Gallery below. Click on any thumbnail to see the larger version:

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