|Fri 20 Jan 2017, 12:30pm|
|Sat 21 Jan 2017, 12:30pm|
|Sun 22 Jan 2017, 12:30pm|
It’s heating up in Aotea Square so pull up a deck chair and prepare to party with this feast of Latin and Brazilian-inspired events.
It wouldn’t be an Auckland Live Summer in the Square Latin Fiesta without lots of food, music and dancing.
Celebrate with stages on either side of Aotea Square, and where you can spend sunny days learning new dance moves from some of the best teachers of salsa, bachata, tango and New Zealand’s biggest rueda circle, then groove the night away to sizzling live Latin music.
Share the fun with friends and budding dancers in your family, or sweep that special someone off their feet.
Auckland Live Summer in the Square runs from 1 December - 24 February with music, dancing, festive weekends, family activities and much more, all free in Aotea Square, Auckland.
Visit aucklandlive.co.nz for the full schedule.
DJ King Salsa - 20 January, 1:30pm
DJ King Salsa from Chile has been resident DJ at the Mexican Cafe for over a decade, and a popular headliner at many big Latin parties in Auckland.
DJ Lucas Datt - 20 January, 3pm
This Brazilian DJ introduces the flavours of electro bossa, Baile funk and Latin house amongst other tropical beats.
Ge Luz - 20 January, 6pm and 21 January, 12:30pm
The Brazilian singer and composer plays a mix of different styles, from traditional music of his homeland to samba and bossa nova.
AK Samba - 20 January, 7pm
Percussion band that fuses Brazilian rhythms with other dance influences.
Matecito Band - 20 January, 7:30pm
Salsa, merengue, cumbia, and bachata from the best–known local Latin band.
Samba Maracana - 20 January, 7:30pm
Samba is the best-known rhythm and dance in Brazil, and Maracana is the country’s biggest football stadium. Combined, that’s one funky Brazilian band!
Ashe Cuba - 21 January, 12:30pm
Ernesto Zuñiga and his band play the feel-good rhythms of són, salsa, guajira, bachata and trova. Enjoy live and high-energy music in the unique tradition of Cuba!
DJ Bobby Brazuka - 21 January, 4:30pm
Spinning samba, bossa, funk, hip-hop with dub, reggae and drum’n’bass.
C-26 Band - 21 January, 7:30pm
This seven-piece Latin band is a mix of South American and Kiwi musicians who love playing salsa, with Colombian founder Anayibi Loboa.
Forró Trio Santa Morena - 21 January, 7:30pm
The Trio Santa Morena is sure to bring joy and excitement with the best of forró from Brazil. Fall in love with Forró!
Mariachi Band - 22 January, 12:30pm
Experience the authentic sights and sounds of a Mexican mariachi band.
DJ Kelly and Sheldon - 22 January, 2:45pm
Tango tunes, inspired by the milongas of Buenos Aires.
DJ Dudley - 22 January, 4pm
After a weekend of dance lessons and parties, what better finale than a chilled-out salsa picnic on the lawn with DJ Dudley.
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