Dancing into Summer with WellingtonNZ

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.
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Festas de São João 2019

Celebrating a Brazilian festival at El Barrio Latino Bar

Wellington Batucada drummers at Festas de São João 2019 mini-gig. Photo by El Barrio Latino Bar.

Lucy (former Batucada tamborim player) owns El Barrio Latino Bar and was keen for us to do a small gig in June to celebrate the Brazilian festival Festas Juninas – also known as Festas de São João.

Keeping the volume down is a challenge in a small space, so we decided a mini-gig would work best, with 10-12 drummers instead of our usual 20-30. Our dancers came along and danced with the crowd, as there wasn’t space to do a dance performance. So – a bit of an experiment all round.
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