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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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DJ TAHIRA

Around for more than 20 years, the DJ, producer and digger Tahira features another eclectic and instructive djing which blends genres and eras, from traditional sounds to the electronic mixtures from the DJ culture. His work is hugely influenced by African, Latin, Brazilian, jazz, 70s funk, disco and soul music.

SATURDAY 19 MARCH

10:30pm – 11:15pm – Wellington Airport Swan Dancehall

SUNDAY 20 MARCH

12:45am – 2:00am – Matterhorn

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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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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{Suite} will be presenting an exhibition showcasing each of the 13 artists the gallery represents. The show includes works by Ans Westra, Fiona Pardington, Wayne Youle, Arie Hellendoorn, Rob McLeod and Emily Hartley-Skudder.

241 Cuba Street

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CAPITAL BLUES: RODGER FOX & THE FUNKBONE EXPERIENCE

Fronted by Rodger Fox – trombonist – arranger – band leader and bona fide musical legend, The FunkBone Experience wields smoky licks / classic funk / down-home blues and remakes of classic jazz standards with a repertoire reading likes the who’s who of the funk jazz area. Material by artists such as Stevie Wonder / Herbie Hancock / Maceo Parker / The Jazz Crusaders / Cold Blood / Tom Scott / Raul De Souza Jimmy McGriff and other great groove masters.

SATURDAY 19 MARCH

9:15pm – 12:00am

Capital Blues: Roomfulla Blues, Hotel Bristol

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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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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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CAPITAL BLUES: X-RAY CATZ

Good time rockabilly mayhem guaranteed from the Catz to get the Hotel Bristol Stage party started – Dancing shoes needed for bopping down the Mall to their 50’s sounds!

SATURDAY 19 MARCH

12.30pm – 1.15pm

Capital Blues: Roomfulla Blues, Hotel Bristol

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SAMBA DE SOL (NZ)

Samba de Sol are a community band made up of an eclectic group of Nelsonians with one thing in common: a love of the joy and fun inspired by Brazilian rhythms. Their hugely popular, energetic performances, with colourful costumes and a crew of dancers, are guaranteed to get any audience grooving!

SATURDAY 19 MARCH

5:25pm – 5:45pm – Glover Park

5:45pm – 6:20pm – Parading Glover Park to Te Aro Park

6:20pm – 7:00pm – Te Aro Park

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WELLINGTON BATUCADA

Wellington Batucada IS Cuba Street, IS street festivals, and IS crazy samba fun. We’ve been bringing our own Aotearoa samba to Cuba Street since 2001 – it makes people happy, brings everyone together, and will make you want to dance! What are we bringing you for CubaDupa 2016?…..Can you hear the drumming in your skull?

SATURDAY 19 MARCH

9:15pm – 9:35pm – Wellington Airport Swan Dancehall

9:35pm – 10:15pm – Parading Swan Zone to Te Aro Park

10:15pm – 10:45pm – Te Aro Park

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CATHERINE BADWIND (NZ/UK)

Catherine Badwind is gusting back to the streets of Wellington to whirl the crowds for the unmissable CubaDupa. Last year ‘Greymaid the Mermaid’ was perched by the bucket fountain with a swarm of rubber ducks. What comedic disguise will Badwind be this time? Keep an eye out!

SATURDAY 19 MARCH

12:30pm – 2:00pm

4:00pm – 6:00pm

SUNDAY 20 MARCH

12:00pm – 2:00pm

3:30pm – 5:00pm

Roaming Lower Cuba Zone

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HAWAIIAN DANCE: HULA WORKSHOP WITH LIORA NOY

Come and gently dance and sway in this heartfelt Hula workshop with the very lovely Liora Noy. A wonderful workshop for all ages – a chance for grandparents, parents and children to dance together.

SATURDAY 19 MARCH

12:45pm – 1:15pm

Urban Playground

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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CAPITAL BLUES: SHAYN WILLS & RICK CRANSON

Shayn ‘Hurricane’ Wills is an impressive one man powerhouse with just a guitar, harmonica and some down ‘n’ dirty vocals. BUT WAIT THERE’S MORE! Rick Cranson will join him on drums today to bring us the free chops! Sunday brunch will never be the same again….

SUNDAY 20 MARCH

11:00am – 11:45am

Capital Blues: Roomfulla Blues, Hotel Bristol

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PICKUP PERCUSSIVA WITH DJ LEAL

Pickup Percussiva – All the way from Brazil playing some of his favourite afro Brazilian beats. Mixing Brazilian and African beats, you will feel the Brazilian taste of a night party in Brazil.

SATURDAY 19 MARCH

9:30pm – 11:00pm

Matterhorn

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