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MOORE WILSON’S STREET FOOD FESTIVAL

Treat your taste buds at the smorgasbord of flavours available in our Cuba Quarter restaurants, cafes and bars as it spills out onto the street to create world-class street food especially for CubaDupa. Over 100 gastronomic kitchen delights await you – including the Wellington Night Market in Lower Cuba St. 

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KLAUS VERMILLION QUARTET (NZ)

New Zealand’s only band of consensual con artists, the Klaus Vermillion Quartet started as a practical joke and has since spun wildly out of control. They’ve successfully toured some of the lower North Island’s nicest public restrooms. Let their blend of hokum, sleaze and red-hot jazz whisk you away to a world of dark speakeasies and wild gin joints – but be warned: when you come to your senses, your wallet may or may not be missing.

SATURDAY

4:15pm – 5:00pm – San Fran Cabaret Lounge

3:00pm – 3:30pm – The Third Eye

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TOUCH COMPASS: ROVING FRAME

From the company’s portable dance series Touch Compass dancers in collaboration with Wellington Integrated Dance bring you Roving Frame. This highly sculptural piece includes a series of solos, duets and trios that are performed within and around an ever-changing aluminium frame. Performers traverse between containment and freedom as they explore an evolving landscape set to a sound score by James Risbey.

SATURDAY 19 MARCH

2:00pm – 2:30pm

SUNDAY 20 MARCH

12:00pm – 12:30pm

Outside CQ Hotel, 223 Cuba Street

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TOUCH COMPASS: ROGUE

Touch Compass presents Rogue – an energetic, jigsaw of physical bodies in which uncanny stories and coincidences embrace everyday activities. The piece challenges roles of dominance and different styles of motion and connection utilising each dancers’ unique physicality. Choreographed by former WoW director Malia Johnston with music by Eden Mulholland.

SATURDAY 19 MARCH

3:15pm – 3:30pm

SUNDAY 20 MARCH

2:45pm – 3:00pm

Ghuznee Street

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BRINGING UP BABY

Bringing up Baby is a frightfully smart Wellington Jazz and Blues Trio……without question the most fascinating thing since the Gondola! Members: Asher Norris (piano), Pat Stewart (bass), George Lane (vocals).

SATURDAY 19 MARCH

6:00pm – 7:00pm

SUNDAY 20 MARCH

2:00pm – 2:45pm

Hunters & Collectors balcony, 134 Cuba Street

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CAPITAL BLUES: SHAKEN NOT STIRRED

Bringing proceedings to a close will be the fine jazzy blues of Shaken Not Stirred. Renowned throughout the country for being master craftsmen of the groove…… enjoy!

SUNDAY 20 MARCH

5:15pm – 6:00pm

Capital Blues: Roomfulla Blues, Hotel Bristol

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CUBADUPA HEADDRESS – FANCY DRESS

Join the excitement, colour and creative spirit of CubaDupa, by adding a costuming element to your day! CubaDupa Head Dressing encourages hats, headbands, wigs, make-up, art – we welcome YOU to get your heads together to plot a delightful adornment for your noggin!

Click the PARTICIPATE tab to see all the ways you and your family  can create something wonderful to wear on your head!

Raw Collective

RAW COLLECTIVE (NZ)

The planets have aligned, or in Raw Collectives’ case, a group of talented Wellington musicians have aligned to form this beast of a hip-hop band. The group is eighteen months down the track and the members have been combining their diverse industry experience and style, each bringing something fresh from their different musical backgrounds and this is proving to be a winning formula. Currently an eight to ten piece live act, with an EP released in 2014, Raw Collective is now the talk of the Wellington hip-hop scene, bringing a show and sound unseen in their home-town to date, with several number one radio singles, and the music video “Coins”.

SATURDAY 19 MARCH

11:15pm – 12:00am

Glover Stage

The Doubtful Sounds

DOUBTFUL SOUNDS (NZ)

The Doubtful Sounds are a Wellington and Auckland based Kiwi guitar pop band. “Where the Wind Blows” is a song cycle looking at Wellington’s history over the last 100-odd years: the history of Ngake and Whātaitai; the arrival of Māori, and then European settlers; the 1855 earthquake; Six O’Clock closing; Kate Shepherd; the 1951 waterfront strike; the Wahine sinking; Carmen; Bob Jones’ New Zealand Party; up to Richard Prebble’s tenure in Wellington Central; the ideal of a Wellington SuperCity; the drunk at 3am in Ridderford St in Newtown, and the man at the bar in the pub in the Aro Valley.

SATURDAY 19 MARCH

3:45pm – 4:30pm

Upper Cuba Stage

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TOUCH COMPASS: GROTTESCHI

Touch Compass’s iconic Grotteschi explores the magical world of Ava the Spider Woman and Argyle the Magnificent Mantis Man, two hybrid creatures that engage in a saga of seduction and struggle. Choreographed by Suzanne Cowan in collaboration with Adrian Smith, and with a score by Eden Mulholland, Grotteschi draws on the freak show and burlesque as it plays with notions of the grotesque.

SATURDAY 19 MARCH

4:15pm – 4:30pm

SUNDAY 20 MARCH

4:00pm – 4:15pm

Ghuznee Street

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THE FADES (NZ)

The Fades, Wellington’s Premier Motown and RnB music providers and CupaDupa attendees can expect an energetic upbeat performance of Motown and Soul classics. Think Aretha Franlkin, Bill Withers, Esther Phillips, The Metres, Otis Redding, Smokey Robinson and The Miracles, Sam Cooke. With a stellar lineup of Wellington’s finest musicians, The Fades 10 piece band including 4 piece horn section will bring a booty shakin’ good time to CubaDupa 2016!

SATURDAY 19 MARCH

8:30pm – 9:15pm

Upper Cuba Stage

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DJ NERO

Rio Hemopo of Trinity root fame makes the trip down from Rotorua to play some of his favourite Afrobeat favourites. 

SATURDAY 19 MARCH

7:00pm – 7:45pm

Glover Stage

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NZ POST SPEAKERS’ CORNER

Celebrating our political capital, CubaDupa and Barbarian Productions will host NZ Post Speakers’ Corner.  Come down to Dixon St during the festival to take part, be inspired and add your voice to the conversation on a range of topics! Presented by Barbarian Productions. Sponsored by NZ Post.

SATURDAY 19 MARCH

1:00pm – 5:00pm

SUNDAY 20 MARCH

1:00pm – 5:00pm

Dixon Street, at Cafe Pasha

Carnival Bloco

CARNIVAL BLOCO MASS JAM

We warmly welcome back crowd favourite Carnival Bloco – bringing MORE Batucada groups from across NZ and Australia to battle it out for the most impressive costumes and performances, filling the streets with Latin beats to get people dancing in the streets. Sponsored by Chris Parkin.

SUNDAY 20 MARCH

2:30pm – 3:00pm – Te Aro Park

3:00pm – 3:30pm – Parading Te Aro Park to Swan Zone

3:30pm – 4:00pm – Finale at Wellington Airport Swan Dancehall

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CAPITAL BLUES: THE IMMIGRANTS

Phil McLaughlin will be bringing you some funky jazz inflected blues with his 3 piece band to take you from Cuba Street all the way to that other Windy City – Chicago!

SATURDAY 19 MARCH

4;15pm – 5:00pm

Capital Blues: Roomfulla Blues, Hotel Bristol

Tyson Smith Trio

TYSON SMITH TRIO (NZ)

Tyson Smith has been guitarist with Hollie Smith, Mundi, Adam Page & the NZSO to name but a few. He teamed up with Rick Cranson (Little Bushman) and Ed Zuccollo (currently touring with Trinity Roots) to record his album The Hollow Tree, which was released in late 2014. Since then the trio have been making a name for themselves around New Zealand with their unique sound featuring blues, folk, rock and world music influences.

SATURDAY 19 MARCH

6:15pm – 7:00pm

Glover Stage

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CORIANDER YOGA (NZ)

It’s yoga with spice. It’s yoga with flavour. It’s yoga with Coriander! Coriander (Randi for short) tried to be a 21st century modern yoga teacher, however the Universe was calling her and the spirituality suddenly took over. Most recently found guiding yoga practises at The World Buskers Festival 2016 in Christchurch, her yoga classes will help you find balance, discover your Higher Self and bring you inner peace. Mats provided and suitable for all ages and levels, in fact the less you know about yoga the better! Coriander (Randi for short) is performed by NASDA graduate Jess Brien.

SATURDAY 19 MARCH

3:30pm – 4:00pm

SUNDAY 20 MARCH

1:15pm – 1:45pm

Glover Park

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