Sunday, February 22, 2009

Cuba Street Carnival - Wellington Batucada is the Supreme Winner!

Wellington Batucada drummers.

What a fantastic day! It was my first Cuba Street Carnival parade with Wellington Batucada - and we were awarded Supreme Winner of the Meridian Illuminated Night Parade, as well as Best Music. Awesome!

Wellington Batucada drummers.

Edited 06/03/09: These two photos are by Murray Short - thanks for the heads-up, Alex!

There are loads more pictures on Snapstar - check out the Meridian Illuminated Night Parade collections parts 1 and 2 - we're on pages 22, 23, 24 and 25 of part 1 and pages 26, 27, 28, 32, 33 and 34 of part 2.

Here's video... the first view of us is at about 38 seconds in - although you can hear us right from the start.

I had the BEST time ever. Everyone worked so hard on the float and the costumes and all the other organising stuff - and our fantastic directors and all the volunteers from Batucada and beyond just completely rock! Hooray!

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Carolina Clay said...


Welcome back! It's been a month since we've seen you here.

Thnx for sharing the colorful photos from the Cuba Street Carnival and Wellington Batucada. Sounds like lots of fun. Kudos on the parade wins!

Have a great week!


webweaver said...

Hi Caro!

I've got heaps to write about - just no time - yet. Hopefully by the end of the week I might have a bit more head-space available.

Great news about Clay leaving RCA, eh? Hooray!

Ashes said...


You've been missed! great to see you.

The Carnival looks and sounds so exciting!! love the pictures.

Awesome news too from Clay that he's now free from RCA. I can hardly wait to see what's next :)

Alex said...

Hi Webweaver,

The two pictures you actually have on display here are my Dad's :P Photographer Murray Short:D

He doesn't work for snapstar but he works freelance and it'd be awesome if you could give him credit too :)


(btw the Carnival was indeed heaps of fun!!!)

webweaver said...

Hi Alex,

Thanks heaps for the heads-up - that was very remiss of me - I've added a credit to your dad for the photos.

Glad you enjoyed the Carnival!