We waited 2 years for this – and it was well worth the wait!
What a weekend! Sunday in particular was a very big day for us…
Mass Samba Carnival Bloco
Every year we get together with our sister samba schools from around the country who come down to perform at CubaDupa, and we play a Mass Samba Carnival Bloco together. Over 200 drummers and dancers, doing their thing. Love it.
This footage includes our one and only rehearsal together in the morning, together with the gig later that day.
This year we did a parade down Cuba Street to our stage show, and a parade from our stage show to the Samba HQ at Whistling Sisters – and then for good measure, a mini-parade from Samba HQ all the way back up Cuba Street again. Awesome!
The full video of our 30-minute stage performance on Sunday afternoon.
This gig felt amazing to be a part of – and the mixing desk guy was a complete genius, managing to capture voices and drums with the same mikes – impressive.
We LOVED doing this show – we think it’s one of our best CubaDupa performances ever – and when the sun broke through the clouds and shone down on us all – we got chills. Enjoy!
Tom has also made a bunch of hi-res versions of the stage show video. The video was so big, he’s split it into five parts – one for each song. Check them out:
Let’s kick off with a photo montage taken by two of our own – Dani Fuenzalida and Nigel Sloley. The soundtrack is from our Mass Samba performance.
Mass Samba Bloco
Photos by Brendon Doran, CubaDupa, Dani Fuenzalida and Paul Taylor. Click on any thumbnail to see the larger version:
Photos by Ana Paula Medeiros, Bokeh Street, CubaDupa, Gerry Keating, Jax D-wan, Kara Nation, Kelly Etuata, Lotographia, Mini Rose, Nigel Sloley and Paul Taylor. Click on any thumbnail to see the larger version:
The stage show
Photos by Bokeh Street, CubaDupa, Gerry Keating, Nigel Sloley and Paul Taylor. Click on any thumbnail to see the larger version: