Cumbia Blazera features members from some of Wellington's most prominent bands. 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.
In anticipation of our upcoming album, Cumbia Blazera are back at the scene of our last pre-lockdown gig!
Looking to set your dancing feet alight, get hot-stepping to our spicy Latin rhythms.
We bring the vibes, you bring the dance!