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When:

Wed 12 Mar 2008, 8:00pm–9:30pm

Where: Wellington Town Hall, 111 Wakefield St, Wellington

Ticket Information:

  • Downstairs Standing: 'A' Reserve: $68.00
  • Downstairs Standing: 'A' Reserve - Friend: $63.00
  • Upstairs Seated: 'A' Reserve: $68.00
  • Upstairs Seated: 'A' Reserve - Friend: $63.00
  • Upstairs Seated: 'B' Reserve: $58.00
  • Upstairs Seated: 'B' Reserve - Friend: $53.00
  • Upstairs Seated: 'C' Reserve: $43.00
  • Additional fees may apply

Listed by: Olivia Bruce

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In the same way that the Rolling Stones have paid homage to the masters of the Delta blues, Brazilian band Clube do Balanço have re-ignited the work of the masters of samba rock. Kings of the style, they claim to have singlehandly rediscovered the movement that's been shaking Brazilian bootie for the past six years. The nine-piece band play a mix of soul, funk and rock backed by an irresistible samba beat.

In what has become part of a cultural vibe, a whole roster of samba-rock bands have ensued since Clube do Balanço's success with their first album Swing and Samba Rock.

A favourite at international festivals, closer to home in the ballrooms of the poorest neighbourhoods of Sao Paulo – where the samba-rock fans have continued to dance for more than four decades – they are treated like royalty.

Is it a dance style or a rhythm? Take a trip to the Brazil of the 60s and let your feet decide!

Photo credit Eduardo Barcellos

New Zealand International Arts Festival performance by arrangement with Arts Projects Australia.

Downstairs Standing: 'A' Reserve - $68.00
Downstairs Standing: 'A' Reserve: Friend - $63.00
Upstairs Seated: 'A' Reserve - $68.00
Upstairs Seated: 'A' Reserve: Friend - $63.00
Upstairs Seated: 'B' Reserve - $58.00
Upstairs Seated: 'B' Reserve: Friend - $53.00
Upstairs Seated: 'C' Reserve - $43.00

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