Cumbia Folk & Football
Cumbia Blazera formed from musical members of the Sunday Blazers football franchise in 2014. Featuring members of many well-known Wellington bands (such as Fly My Pretties, Newtown Rocksteady and others), they have developed a reputation as Wellington's 'go to' party band.
We play regularly in Wellington, especially at our 'home ground' Havana Bar, as well as El Barrio, Rogue and Vagabond, and with 'We Are Fiesta' promotions. We have regularly brought Aotearoa Cumbia to Cuba Dupa and the Newtown Festival.
Cumbia Blazera has toured Raglan (twice), Whanganui, the South Island and - in April 2017 - Colombia (the home of cumbia). This was a major highlight for the band: we still talk about the nights that we remember.
We expect to release our studio album 'Don't Argue with the Ref' in 2021.