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CubaDupa 2023 Competition – First Lineup Introduced

Wellington has a grand custom of doing neighborhood festivals proper, as maintained by as we speak’s completely huge first lineup revealed for CubaDupa 2023. Activating the capital’s Cuba Avenue precinct on twenty fifth and twenty sixth March With “chosen performances, interactive installations, roaming dance and music ensembles, extraordinary cultural experiences and scrumptious culinary choices”, the free weekend-long household pleasant music and humanities extravaganza will host greater than “100 theatre, music and dance acts representing greater than 900 performers” from all through Aotearoa and past, with much more to be introduced.

Even singling out particular person vital artists within the combine would end in a humungous listing, however a musical spotlight of the competition will definitely be Riki Gooch‘s (Cave Circles, Trinity Roots) specifically commissioned piece Te Hou Nui — “that includes greater than 100 musicians from all backgrounds and phases of musical growth. The general ensemble might be divided into 4 and given a conductor, and musical ‘smoke indicators’ — an idea impressed by the Māori technique of lighting a fireplace to create smoke to say land for the creation of Pā—might be used to generate a call-and-response activation that creates an uplifting and connecting symphonic expertise.”

Again in motion after two years of pandemic-prompted downtime, discover the variety of expertise acting at CubaDupa 2023 under…

“The portal is open! We’re able to take you on a journey into the great world of CubaDupa. This primary drop of artists and inventive tasks encapsulates the variety and selection we’ll carry to the streets of Wellington in March 2023. With 28 phases and inventive zones, lots of of occasions representing one thing for everybody, look to our Portal Guides that will help you navigate the proper journey for you. Due to all of our sensible crew, artists, funders, sponsors, Cuba neighborhood and true believers that have gotten us by way of the previous couple of years. Let’s have a good time collectively!“
— Drew James, Chief Govt of the Inventive Capital Arts Belief and director of CubaDupa

CubaDupa 2023

Saturday twenty fifth March and Sunday twenty sixth March – Cuba Avenue precinct, Wellington (free, all ages)

That includes… AJA, Alice Agnes, Anthonie Tonnon, Aro, BBmage, Blue Soul Brass Band, BTD B*tches, Caught Inside, Chase Woods, Chilly Ceiling, COLOSSAL, crone, Crying Membership, Daffodils, Dale Kerrigan, DARTZ, Deco Dance, Disciple Pati, El Jaguar, Elastic Coitus, Eli Superflyy, Elliott Dawson, Fall Of Man, Fats Dick, Footnote New Zealand Dance, Gabriel Bond, Lady Finest Pal, Glitz Membership, Hip Hop x Strings, Idhayam: Indian Fusion Collective, Indy Skies, Jackson Cordery, Jake Clarke, Jujulipps, Kāpiti Artwork Studio, Kiko, Kirsten Te Rito, Koizilla, Le Dance, Lips, MĀ X WYNONA, Mara TK, Mariachi Aotearoa, Mass Cuba St Second Line Orchestra, Mikeyy, Motion Of The Human, MR MEATY BOY, Munkhouse, Mysterium Tremendum et Fascinans, New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra Wellington, PHINEY, Pothos, Proteins of Magic, Rachel Andie, raptAGOG, Recitals, Rella, Resilience Coaching: Tidalectics – Olivia Webb with Noel Meek, Richter Metropolis Rebels, Rob The Financial institution, Rod Salinas, Rollicking Leisure, Rose Lubra nsky, Sam Manzanza’s Mass Cuba Avenue Afrobeat Band, SheHatesJacob, Shifting Centre, Shivam Dance Academy NZ-SDANZ, Shut Up & Dance, Sinjin, Sofia Machray, Mushy Plastics, Sol Mortvvs,Somi Kim, Sound Tub, STEFROSE, Certain Boy, Tahini Bikini, Taikoza Wellington, Tauranga Samba and Sambatron, Te Hou Nui – Composed by Riki Gooch, TE KAAHU, The Mud Palace, The Tiwhas!, Theia, This Silent Divide, Tia Ward, Twice As, Unidos de Aotearoa Samba College, Varda, VNESS, Waguan, Wellington Ballroom, Wellington Batucada, Moist Denim, Will McClean, Younger Gho$t (Stay), Yurt Get together, Zoe Moon, デーモン Astari

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Press launch:

CubaDupa is again this summer time with a various and thrilling program that’s set to rework Pōneke into the final word weekend of artistic expression. From March 25-26, Wellington’s Cuba Avenue precinct will come to life with chosen performances, interactive installations, roaming dance and music ensembles, extraordinary cultural experiences and scrumptious culinary choices.

Right now, CubaDupa has introduced the primary drop of its annual curated programming. Over 100 theatre, music and dance acts representing greater than 900 performers already function on this announcement, and with extra but to come back, we’re seeing only a peek of the world Wellingtonians are set to dive into over one jam-packed weekend. CubaDupa is famend by locals and fortunate guests alike for the standard and variety of its curation and a boundary-pushing imaginative and prescient that has prior to now seen all the things from aerialists strung between buildings, to mass-musical compositions that includes lots of of artists, and even a marriage . The small crew behind the competition work tirelessly yearly to carry arts to the streets totally free and create an unmissable expertise in Pōneke’s summer time calendar.

Among the artists introduced as we speak function musicians corresponding to acclaimed songwriter and performer Anthonie Tonnon, famend fashionable soul magician Mara TK, Dunedin surf-psych-rock quartet Koizilla, well-liked indie act Daffodils, Japanese-American Multi-Instrumentalist Rachel Andie, Silver-scroll -winning band Lips, tāonga puoro genre-bending storytellers Aro, dynamic hip-hop artist Jujulipps, the inimitable Disciple Pati, energetic alt-pop artist Theia — who can even current her shifting reo rangatira undertaking Te Kaahu, Sam Manzanza’s large 15-piece Mass Cuba Avenue Afrobeat Band, and the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, to call however just a few.

Among the performing arts coming to Wellington’s streets for the competition consists of appearances from artists such because the unparalleled ballroom group Wellington Ballroom, Pasifika Avenue and Up to date dance from Shifting Centre, a Bollywood-fusion Parade offered by Shivam Dance Academy, Batucada from Wellington Batucada, stunts from aerial suspension carnival queen Lizzie Tollemache and circus theater from The Mud Palace.

There’s something magic to be found all through Cuba Avenue and all its surrounding laneways. From scrumptious delicacies and road meals from native eating places, family-friendly actions, relaxed social zones, award-winning Aotearoa musicians, circus and cabaret delights proper as much as sundown dance events, let CubaDupa transport you to a different world that is certain to have one thing for everybody .

Ensure you head to the CubaDupa web site to see the primary listing of artists on provide and hold a watch out for the subsequent program announcement in February. Get the entire whānau collectively and block out your calendars from 25-26 March for one of the best free weekend of the Wellington summer time.

The oracle says: open the portal and dive into one other world.


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