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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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SWAMP THING (NZ)

Swamp Thing’s energetic live performances are known for inspiring concert goers to dance and have fun while showcasing a wealth of musical experience and engaging their audience at all times. Swamp Thing play every show like it is their last, making a sound that reaches far back into the musical DNA of roots music. Longtime John Butler Trio drummer (2003-2009) Michael Barker in 2010, Longtime formed two man Blues/Roots juggernaut Swamp Thing , recording two albums ‘Balladeer ‘ and ‘ Primordium ‘ with fellow Kiwi Grant Haua.

SATURDAY 19 MARCH

11:00pm – 12:00am

Upper Cuba Stage

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CAPITAL BLUES: JULIE LAMB BAND

Fronted by Julie Lamb this set features an 11 piece band playing material from Julie’s albums. This body of work has garnered some impressive reviews around the world and gone against recent trends in the music industry by actually selling some albums! A charting, award winning band – funk based blues for your soul.

SATURDAY 19 MARCH

8:00pm – 8:45pm

Capital Blues: Roomfulla Blues, Hotel Bristol

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GEORGE RUTHERFORD & THE BA$H (NZ)

With a tight rhythm section that goes back to the ‘Naki high school days, Sam T and Sam N really bring a heavy punch. While Ben and George share the higher frequencies with care, George’s lyrics encourage connection and intimacy. While also exposing the nitty gritty thoughts and sometimes the psychedelic times, the band has an emphasis on prosody and groove. They have a tendency to be trans-genre, going from Drum and Bass grooves, to Trap grooves to Swing grooves, all the while holding a consistency of sound.

SATURDAY 19 MARCH

4:45pm – 5:30pm

Upper Cuba Stage

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HAIRY LOLLIES (NZ)

What are the Hairy Lollies about? LOVE. FUN. BEATS. In that order. It’s about having a good time making funky music with lovely people. If we’re having a good time, then the crowd is having a good time. The Hairy Lollies play freestyle Psychedelic Funk jams to make you dance, wig out and fall in love – we hope you do.

SUNDAY 20 MARCH

2:30pm – 3:15pm

Upper Cuba Stage

Morena Dub

MŌRENADUB (BRASIL)

The MōrenaDub group came from the idea of unifying the Bossa Nova with Rap. At first, the musicians Pedro Coelho (singer and guitar), Leonardo Lima (DJ, bass and synthesizer) and Zé Leal (DJ and percussion), utilised the production of artists from the sixties and the seventies which, at that time, represented the Bossa Nova and the Tropicália; establishing a dialogue between them and the Rap and Hip Hop artists from the eighties and nineties. In the midst of it all, the essential roots for putting these distinct musical contexts together emerged: the Dub.

SATURDAY 19 MARCH

2:35pm – 3:20pm

Upper Cuba Stage

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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!

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SOLDIERS OF THE PHARAOH

Ye Time: 5000 Cubits ago

Ye Place: Ye Olde Aegypt

O Many are the songes and chantes that verily were strummed by those who raised the Pyramids. Such knowledge was thought lost in ye Ancient sandes of Aegypt. Foolish Mortals! RA does not forgete! Verily he hast sent Ye Soldiers O the Pharaoh to strike their flutes and scrape, bang and whistle the serpentes of music into the supplicant form.

SATURDAY 19 MARCH

7:15pm – 8:00pm

Upper Cuba Stage

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THE ROSENEATH CENTENNIAL RAGTIME BAND (NZ)

Hailing from the Windy City, The Roseneath Centennial Ragtime Band are a seven- piece,  throw-back brass, jazz, blues and ragtime band playing original and traditional music heavily influenced by the early jazz, blues, gospel and second line street music that filled the dance halls, saloons and brothels of the notorious “District” in New Orleans. Known for their energetic live shows and impeccable dress sense, The Roseneath Centennial Ragtime Band get the crowd up and moving with their 3 piece horn section, killer rhythms and 6 part vocal harmonies. 

SUNDAY 20 MARCH

1:45pm – 2:30pm

Glover Stage

CAPTAIN FESTUS MAIN PROMO

CAPTAIN FESTUS MCBOYLE AND HIS TRAVELLIN’ VARIETY SHOW (NZ)

Captain Festus McBoyle – infecting NZ for over four years! Armed with cheeky humour and side splitting songs, Festus is guaranteed to be more fun than a squirrel up ya jumper. Complete with his trusty sidekicks Mr Thadius Green and Miss Lucy Drawers, he promises tall tales of the sea, interactive songs, and a peak into his life as a pirate. Family entertainment at its best…. not to be missed!

SATURDAY 19 MARCH

1:30pm – 2:00pm – Te Aro Park

3:20pm – 3:45pm – Upper Cuba Street

5:45pm – 6:15pm – Glover Stage

7:15pm – 7:45pm – Te Aro Park

SUNDAY 20 MARCH

12:30pm – 1:00pm – Te Aro Park

2:00pm – 2:30pm – Upper Cuba Street

 

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CAPITAL E: SHU WORKSHOP

Pop by the Urban Playground to hang out with Capital E. Get your hands messy with kinetic sand, get creative in our craft zone and be sure not to miss the loveable character Shu from Capital E National Theatre for Children’s Shu’s Song. Plus, Capital E is offering great on-the-day specials and giveaways for April school holidays exclusive to CubaDupa!

SATURDAY 19 MARCH

12:30pm – 4:00pm

SUNDAY 20 MARCH

12:00pm – 4:00pm

 

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HIMMERLAND WITH NUALA KENNEDY (DEN/IRE/GHA)

Himmerland is a group of four traveling musicians, each carrying very different life stories and traditions in our rucksacks. We come from Denmark, Ireland and Ghana, in West Africa. We compose our own music and infuse it with all the different traditions that run in our blood. Traveling with our music to Europe, Russia, Canada, South America, Australia and New Zealand, we represent a Denmark where people from around the world can meet, live together and all contribute to a sweetly simmering cultural melting pot.

SATURDAY 19 MARCH

1:30pm – 2:15pm

Upper Cuba Stage

Afro Beat Band

AFRO BEAT – SAM MANZANZA (INTERNATIONAL/NZ)

Afro Beat Band is led by Sam Manzanza, a leading NZ base African performance artist with over 20 years experience as an entertainer. Manzanza has performed his infectious brand of afro beat, ska, hot and spicy rhythm of Africa, Manzanza sound to audiences all over the globe. A spectacular showcase of culture, upbeat music and positive vibes, with an international flavour to bring all the nationalities in Wellington together.

SUNDAY 20 MARCH

1:15pm – 2:00pm

Upper Cuba Stage

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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

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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LUCID DREAM BIKE

A fantastical starlit bike ride into Wellington’s collective dreamscape. Dreams of music, of ancient rituals, hovering lakes and underground rivers of liquid cheese. Pie in the Sky, Bicycle Junction and Cinema of the Poor take you on an a tour of the city like no other where Wellington is the backdrop for a fantastic night journey through magical worlds.

PURCHASE TICKETS HERE

SATURDAY 19 MARCH

8:00pm – 9:00pm

9:30pm – 10:30pm

Marion Street Bicycle Leisure Park

Tunes of I

TUNES OF I (NZ)

Born out of the famed New Zealand School of Music in 2011, Tunes of I is an expansive neo-dub/roots/soul/psychedelia seven piece ensemble. Featuring a solid backbone of drums, bass, vocals and guitars, and complemented by arguably one of Wellington’s finest three piece horn sections, Tunes of I – or TOI as they are also known – is renowned around the country for their original, tight and refreshingly dynamic live performances.

SUNDAY 20 MARCH

5:00pm – 6:00pm

Glover Stage

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