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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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ESMERALDA (NZ)

Te Manawa presents dancing with giant puppet Esmeralda in support to the exhibition Frida Kahlo Her Photos in Palmerston North from 19th March to 24th July 2016. Thanks to REACT and the Palmerston North Latin American communities for creating Esmeralda.

SUNDAY 20 MARCH

12:00pm – 12:30pm

2:00pm – 2:30pm

Ghuznee Street to Glover Park

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ROGUE & VAGABOND AFTERPARTY: THE PRESIDENTS OF FUNK

Featuring vocalist Lisa Tomlins, The Presidents Of Funk perform an authentic program that will take you back to the 60’s & 70’s, paying tribute to one of the true icons of Soul; The Godfather, James Brown. As well as having esteemed vocalist, Lisa Tomlins fronting the band, she is backed by some of Wellingtons finest and funkiest musicians, The Presidents Of Funk. 

Prepare your ears and your dance moves for some of the most soulful songs on the planet. Incorporating tunes such as Sex Machine, Get Up Offa That Thing, I Feel Good and Papa’s Got A Brand New Bag, this show is sure to have something for everyone. 

SUNDAY 20 MARCH

6:00pm – late

Rogue and Vagabond

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BAROLOSOLO île O (FRA)

Spectacular French Circus Company BaroloSolo draws inspiration from repurposing objects and twisting reality to create a poetic universe that is farcical, incongruous and fantastic. île O starts with a kiosk in a ‘village square’. What could be more ordinary. Except that this one is full of water! The duo that has shown up to perform is going to have to go on with the show. To wet your feet or not to wet them… that is the question… One of the performers jumps right in and uses all of the physical and sound effects possible, the other fears water like the plague and comes up with ingenious ways to avoid it… Sponsored by Adami,  Réseau en Scene, and Spedidam.

SATURDAY 19 MARCH

2:00pm – 2:45pm

5:00pm – 5:45pm

SUNDAY 20 MARCH

1:00pm – 1:45pm

3:00pm – 3:45pm

Urban Playground

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OTHER WAYS OTHER WISE – AN EXHIBITION

Other Ways Other Wise – An Exhibition by Karin van Roosmalen, 11 March – 2 April. Bringing together art works developed in several disparate locations, the artist responds to the quirky architectural particularities of the Gallery to provoke new narratives and test ambiguous forms. Artists Adella Lee and Karin van Roosmalen facilitate a poetry and drawing workshop for 11 – 15 year olds. Free, materials provided. No experience needed. Limited numbers. To book contact artscentre@wcc.govt.nz.

SATURDAY 19

10:30am – 2:20pm (lunchette provided)

 

Toi Pōneke Gallery, 61 - 69 Abel Smith Street

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CUBADUPA T-SHIRT WORKSHOPS

Artisan Screen Prints are bringing their paint your own tee shirt workshop to CubaDupa 2016. Kids of all ages, 3 to 103, will have one of two super CubaDupa outlined designs printed on a white tee before their very eyes and can then colour in the tee using our supplied eco friendly garment inks. Once finished the tees are run through our dryer and can be worn home as your personalised wearable memento of CubaDupa 2016. You can also buy your CubaDupa 2016 Tee shirt with a choice of colours from the Artisan stall.

SATURDAY 19 MARCH

12:00pm – 5:00pm

SUNDAY 20 MARCH

12:00pm – 5:00pm

Urban Playground

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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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ZEAL STAGE

As a youth agency, we came up with some pretty crazy creative ideas. This year, for the first time at CubaDupa, we are proud to launch our next social enterprise, the Zeal Stage, our first mobile truck stage showcasing some of Wellington’s incredible young talent and acts from around the country. With an array of Jazz, folk, hip-hop and energetic pop, it is sure to be an electric set enjoyed by all Wellingtonians, young and not so young.

SATURDAY 19 MARCH

7:00pm – 11:00pm

Urban Playground

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SHADOW CHATEAU: THE TALLEST TOWER (NZ)

Enter the Shadow Chateau, a unique shadow puppet theatre in a tipi, and witness a tale of civilisation, decay and the turning of time. Can a self-proclaimed king build a tower tall enough to see the sea? Or will the armies of rats and mice have their way? Located just off the beaten track, the Shadow Chateau will play ten minute shows to intimate audiences inside the tipi, on repeat til late. Show up any time and if you miss one show you won’t have long to wait for the next. Puppeteers Stephanie Cairns and Anna Bailey explore new territory in shadow puppetry, projecting on the walls of the tipi to create a thoroughly immersive experience. People of all ages will enjoy this (not just kids).

SATURDAY 19 MARCH

8:00pm – 10:00pm

Hannah Courtyard (Eva Street Yard)

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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

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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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TWISTED DESIGNS BALLOON HEADDRESS WORKSHOP

Twisted Designs is an Australian based company of balloonoligist/airigami artists that are dedicated to entertainment and decoration using balloons only. We will twist your imagination, making things out of balloons that you would never have believed to be possible. Come join us in the Urban Playground in Leeds Street Carpark where we’ll be showing you how to make funky headdresses out of balloons.

SATURDAY 19 MARCH

1:30pm – 2:30pm

4:00pm – 5:00pm

5:15pm – 6:00pm – Headdress parade Ghuznee Street to Dixon Street

SUNDAY 20 MARCH

2:30pm – 3:30pm

3:45pm – 4:00pm – Headdress parade Ghuznee Street to Swan Zone

Urban Playground

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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MORE FM FAMILY ZONE

See your Wellington More-by-fours at Trawlers Sea Market for their fun kids zone at CubaDupa! More FM will have a bouncy castle, popcorn and a dress up box for the family to enjoy. We will see you there!

SATURDAY 19 MARCH

12:00pm – 5:00pm

SUNDAY 20 MARCH

12:00pm – 4:00pm

Upper Cuba Zone

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LAUNDRY AFTERPARTY 1: ÜGLY DISCO

Laundry presents ÜGLY DISCO live! Inspired by the NY Disco scene, underground Detroit Techno & bass-driven tech house, the musical bosses LRD JXN & Johnny Latenight are ÜGLY DISCO –  a bass/sampling/loops/fx combo that will have the dancefloor heaving. DJ support from Redbird Jnr & guests. Anything goes at Laundry on Cuba Dupa weekend! Spot prizes, moonshine punch & nibbles til 3am.

SATURDAY 19 MARCH

11:00pm – 3:00am

Laundry

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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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CAPITAL BLUES: RAVEN MAVENS

Slinky keyboards and clarinet blended with fine female voices will keep you enthralled through lunch.

SUNDAY 20 MARCH

12:15pm – 1:00pm

Capital Blues: Roomfulla Blues, Hotel Bristol

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