Walking Stars Wellington 2020

Freezing our butts off for a great cause

Wellington Batucada at Walking Stars Wellington 2020 - photo by Epu Tararo

Once again this year we were invited to entertain participants in the Walking Stars Charity Walk. Walking Stars is a night-time walking half marathon bringing people together to raise vital funds in support of local people living with cancer.

It was a great night, with a large number of people taking part. We performed on the waterfront, drumming and dancing as the crowds marched past.

And oh my goodness. It. was. cold. Freezing! Drumming is not easy with frozen fingers, but we knew the walkers were likely to be just as cold as we were – and could probably do with the uplift we could provide. So provide it we did! What fun!

Wellington Batucada drummers and dancers at Walking Stars Wellington. Video by Tom Etuata.

Photo gallery

Photos by Epu Tararo and Rebecca Routhan. Click on any thumbnail to see the larger version:

Leave a comment:

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *