Changing Minds – Palliative Care Conference 2023

A joyful interlude

Wellington Batucada at Changing Minds – Palliative Care Conference 2023 - photo by AliG

Te Omanga Hospice run this conference as part of their education programme for professionals in the sector. As the subject matter is so serious, they felt that having some entertainment during the conference break would give everyone a lift. They are also always keen to involve the arts in their work whenever possible. We felt quite honoured to be invited to take part.

It was a lovely, warmly received performance – a brief and joyful interlude. The conference attendees were super-enthusiastic, with some joining us as we drummed and danced.

We received some lovely feedback from the conference organisers:

Top scores – rated between 1-5 5 being the highest and Batucuda averaged 4.75 (83.33%).

What was the highlight of the day?

  • Has to be Batucuda.
  • So many. The speakers truly were inspiring. The surprise and energy of the Batucuda group was super enjoyable.
  • Definitely the Batucuda dance!

Annie Bright, Te Omanga Hospice

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Photos by Alison Green, Carolina PratoCasanova and Kelly Etuata. Click on any thumbnail to see the larger version:

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