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Cumbia Blazera

When:

Sat 18 Feb 2017, 10:00pm–11:55pm

Where: Havana Bar, 34 Wigan St, Te Aro, Wellington

Restrictions: R18

Ticket Information:

  • General Admission: $5.00
  • Additional fees may apply

Website:

Listed by: alannedgray

Cumbia Blazera is going to Colombia in April!

But first... we're going via Havana! It's always an epic party.

Cumbia Blazera features 11 handsome* guys in football uniforms, playing instruments and singing upbeat tunes: Colombian classics, Kiwi hits and our own songs. They are also a football team, part of the Sunday Blazer franchise which reigns supreme over the Sunday league.

Some are professional musicians, some are South American, some are ‘other’. We sing in Spanish, English, and in the universal language of chanting sounds like ‘Wai-ooo’. Since 2012.

Most songs are football themed. Sometimes we sing about other things - like... ok, so all our songs are about football. Even the instrumentals.

Born out of the Wellingtons Sunday Football League ’Sunday Blazers’, “Cumbia Blazera” are a football club that plays uptempo dancey music or maybe they are a band that plays uptempo fancy football.

Cumbia Blazera feature members from some of Wellington's most prominent bands and when they eventually got together they tapped into their Latin style of football and just started playing Cumbia music. Some say it was magic but others say it was probably the easiest music for them to all remember quickly!

Cumbia, for those yet to experience the ‘latest’ in Latin song and dance (the genre actually dates back to the 18th century), began as a courtship ritual among the slave population of Panama and Colombia and is a mash-up of indigenous Indian, European, and African instrumentation and rhythms.

Every song is designed to help you catch the attention of that special somebody so if you have your eye on someone, get your peacock on and dazzle them with your hip swaying. There are lots of opportunities to sing along and lose yourself in the music so even if love is not of the horizon we guarantee you a party you won’t forget.

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