Só Samba is celebrating 5 years of bringing Festa Junina parties to the Wellington public with its ForAll project, so this year is going to be very special!
We’ll have our party for the first time at The Grand in Courtenay Place, so there will be plenty of space to dance to your favourite forró tunes!
It's also going to be Matariki and NZ is celebrating the Maori new year, with a fireworks display at the waterfront at 6.30pm. Come along and party after watching the fireworks and having a bite to eat.
We'll have ForAll live band and DJ Da Lua playing forró tunes all night. There will also be delicious quentão – a warm drink made with cachaça and spices.
ForAll plays forró music from the Northeast of Brazil which is especially popular during the winter months - including the June Festivals, which mark the end of summer and the beginning of the harvest and celebrate a number of Christian saints.
Tickets - $6 online $7 at the door
All proceeds go to the musicians, producers, and volunteers.
Marina Morena - Lead vocals & pandeiro
Emiliano Couto Xavier - Vocals/Triangle
André Ô Black - Bass/vocals
Chris Mullholland - Guitar
Theo Sekeris - Accordion
Diego Leal Togni - Zabumba
Taciano L. Milfont - Triangle/percussion
Leandro Alves - Drums