Why is everyone dancing around Wellington this summer?
Dance your way around Wellington this summer! Video by WellingtonNZ.com
We were rather thrilled to be invited to do a bit of filming as part of the latest WellingtonNZ promo video.
A bunch of us got together over lunch, the film crew hit “record”, and we started drumming and dancing next to the Bucket Fountain on Cuba Street.
Arts & Culture – Enhance and increase participation in arts and creative leisure activities
Wellington Batucada is honoured to have been selected as one of the finalists in this year’s Wellington Airport Regional Community Awards for Wellington City – in the Arts & Culture section.
Our veteran agogo player RJ Henderson put together a compelling application for the Award, and we were absolutely delighted to hear that all his hard work had paid off and that we were one of the finalists.
The awards ceremony on July 27 was attended by RJ and our committee chairperson Lise Hutcheon.
The Winner in the Arts & Culture category was The Performance Arcade, and the Runner Up was Out Wellington Incorporated (Wellington Pride Festival I Tū whakahīhī e Te Whanganui-ā-Tara).
Compassion Soup Kitchen Wellington were honoured as Supreme Winner for their commitment to helping vulnerable people.
Congratulations to all the nominees and winners. We love Wellington!
Sevens Wellington campaign shoot – Where Rugby Meets Awesome
The Batucada crew - Where Rugby Meets Awesome
Photo by Nigel Sloley
One sunny (and icy cold) day in August, Wellington Batucada was invited (in a hush hush secret squirrel kind of a way) to take part in the filming for Where Rugby meets Awesome – the theme behind this year’s Sevens Wellington ticketing campaign and event. Continue reading
How sweet is this?
We were rather pleased to have been invited to take part in the Island Bay Playcentre Fundraising Gala this year – our smallest ever audience (haha!).
A very small and select group of Batucadans (is that a word? It is now…) was chosen to play this gig – I think the organisers were a bit worried that we might be too loud for the little ones if there were too many of us… and a lovely time was had by all. Here’s a video and some pics: Continue reading