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Thu 2 Jun 2011, 7:00pm–9:00pm

Where: The Dowse Art Museum, 45 Laings Rd, Lower Hutt, Wellington Region

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Koha entry: $0.00 ($0.00)
  • Additional fees may apply

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You won't be sitting still to the upbeat Afro-Brazilian sounds of Zirigidum at Late Lounge in June. Enjoy a glass of wine from our bar, a bite to eat from Cafe Reka and the chance to see the latest exhibitions after dark. All galleries, cafe, shop and cash bar open until 9pm.

Zirigidum was formed in 2008 by a diverse group of talented Kiwi and Brazilian musicians to explore Afro-Brazilian music. Their band name comes from the sound of the samba beat. Brought together with the Kiwi can-do attitude and love of Brazilian music, Zirigidum perform an array of traditional samba rhythms mixed with reggae, funk, and rock. They combine lashings of percussion with smooth horns, flute, guitars, bass, and drums, along with the gorgeous vocal harmonies of singers Alda Rezende and Nikkie Rich.

With lyrics in both Portuguese and English, Zirigidum convey the essential Brazilian musical vibe, in a style that is accessible to a wide range of Kiwi audiences. The band has been playing at a range of events and festivals around Wellington and New Zealand, as well as performing on national TV. With huge drums and loads of Brazilian percussion, Zirigidum moves even the most reserved crowd!