Cuba Dupa
Cuba Dupa 2017

Wellington’s vibrant street festival celebrating the epic creative spirit of Cuba Street and the Wellington community

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Les Grooms

France
Theatrical Brass Street Music
With a “play-anywhere-for-anybody” attitude this theatrical brass band from France, roam the streets of CubaDupa promising a joyous mélange of music and comedy. Les Grooms play repertoire ranging from folk to jazz, from ethnic to the classics, from medieval airs to film themes, with a smattering of original compositions thrown in. Sometimes, they even sing…

This multi-talented band can improvise a tune for a single passer-by or suddenly become a living red-carpet ; are capable of inflicting an individual musical torture session or invade a shop ; and might well finish off with a tender serenade to a lucky bystander.

Les Grooms is proudly supported by Institut Français, Région Centre val de Loire and la Spedidam.

Saturday 12:00 pm – Te Aro Park Whakatau
Saturday 2:00 pm – Cuba Mall Les Grooms
Saturday 2:30 pm – Wellington Company Hannah’s Courtyard Les Grooms
Saturday 5:00 pm – Cuba Mall Les Grooms
Saturday 5:40 pm – Wellington Company Hannah’s Courtyard Les Grooms
Sunday 12:30 pm – Cuba Mall Les Grooms
Sunday 1:00 pm – Glover Park Ground les Grooms
Sunday 3:00 pm – Cuba Mall Les Grooms
Sunday 3:30 pm – Wellington Company Hannah’s Courtyard Les Grooms

 

Sunday Comedy Session

Wellington
Live Stand-Up Comedy
San Fran hosts a Cuba Dupa Sunday comedy session – a free event featuring a Pro MC, the afternoon show will feature up to 20 local comedians doing 5 minute sets of their best gags and new material, making San Fran THE place to get your Sunday giggles in a seated cabaret setting! Sunday 3pm-5.30pm.
Sunday 3:00 pm – San Fran Folk & Country Lounge Sunday Comedy Lounge

 

Bric a Brac Ravers

Wellington
Street Theatre
The Gathering 1997 Takaka Hill : two Dutch Goa Trance Deejays Spyder and Freek disappear in what was presumed a tragic raving accident.
2017 : Wellington 2 dutch bric a brac vendors are working the streets of upper Cuba St spreading a gospel of a new golden era of 90’s rave culture and the return of the mystical raver Dolphin Gear Heart Sven Michaels – tales of 20 years continuous raving in a crystal cave deep below the Takaka Hill abound.
Saturday 5:00 pm – Booth House Bric a Brac Ravers
Saturday 6:00 pm – Upper Cuba St Stage Ground Bric a Brac Ravers
Saturday 9:00 pm – Booth House Bric a Brac Ravers
Saturday 10:00 pm – Cuba Mall Bric a Brac Ravers
Sunday 3:00 pm – Booth House Bric a Brac Ravers
Sunday 4:15 pm – Toi Poneke Stage Ground Bric a Brac Ravers

 

Kiwi BBQ presented by

Colossal Productions

Wellington
Street Theatre Circus
Kev, Bev and Trev like nothing more than a good ol’ Kiwi BBQ. So they chucked their 6 burner in the back of the Ute, found a gas tank with a little more than half in it and hit the streets to share their love for outdoor cooking. What should be simple method of cooking sausages and other meat based produce, soon turns into absolute mayhem!

PS. Vegetarian options provided
PPS. All food is hypothetical – BYO imagination

Saturday 5:00 pm – Cuba St Central KIWI BBQ
Saturday 8:30 pm – Cuba St Upper KIWI BBQ
Sunday 12:00 pm – Te Aro Park KIWI BBQ
Sunday 3:00 pm – Cuba St Central KIWI BBQ

 

White Face Crew POP Riders

Auckland
Street Theatre Clown
Watch out for the White Face Crew’s wacky wheels and blinged-out bikes. These clever clowns are bringing their unique style of physical comedy to CubaDupa. Capturing hearts and imaginations alike, White Face Crew spring surprise encounters on passers-by with roving performances inspired by physical theatre, clowning, play, and a smidge of mischief. White Face Crew Pop Riders premiered at Pop 2016, Auckland Council.
Saturday 2:00 pm – Cuba St Central White Face Crew
Saturday 3:30 pm – Cuba Mall White Faced Crew
Saturday 5:00 pm – Cuba St Upper White Face Crew
Sunday 12:30 pm – Cuba St Upper White Face Crew
Sunday 2:00 pm – Cuba Mall White Face Crew
Sunday 3:30 pm – Cuba St Upper White Face Crew

 

Country Life presented by

Fraser Hooper

Wellington
Street Theatre
Take one award winning clown, sprinkle on some magic, turn up the comedy, add some eccentric dancing, a water skiing cow and a remote control duck and you have the perfect recipe for non stop laughter. Fresh from the worldwide success of his Boxing show, Fraser Hooper ventures into the great outdoors in another glorious concoction of ridiculous routines.

“Perfect comic timing, Hooper is super.”
The Sunday Mail Australia

Saturday 1:00 pm – Ghuznee St East Country Life
Saturday 3:15 pm – Ghuznee St East Country Life
Sunday 1:30 pm – Ghuznee St East Country Life
Sunday 3:15 pm – Ghuznee St East Country Life

 

Chipolatas

Australia & UK
Circus, Music, Theatre
The Chipolatas, custodians of an ever-evolving tradition, blending the old and the new, where circus meets theatre and live music is played. A common ground where magic is made.

Transcending trends, capturing hearts and crossing boundaries, these 3 actors / musicians / clowns, perform a story without words.

Saturday 2:00 pm – Urban Garden Leeds St Chipolatas
Saturday 4:00 pm – Cuba St Upper Chipolatas Clown Band
Saturday 5:15 pm – Ghuznee St East Chipolatas
Sunday 12:45 pm – Upper Cuba St Stage Ground Chipolatas Clown Band
Sunday 2:15 pm – Urban Garden Leeds St Chipolatas Clown Band
Sunday 3:45 pm – Upper Cuba St Stage Ground Chipolatas

 

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