Friday, August 13, 2010

Partying down at the Brazil Pavilion, Expo 2010 Shanghai

August 12, 2010, SHANGHAI – At the Brazil Pavilion’s first staff party to celebrate the first 100 days of expo, Afro-Brazilian drums joined together with New Zealand traditional kapa haka for a single and unforgettable performance, bringing New Zealand to the heart of Brazil in China.

Brazilian Tambolelê takes elements from congadas to create a unique fusion of ancestral rhythms with hints of contemporary sounds, such as blues, rock' n roll, funk and African music. The Whangara-mai-tawhiti group performing from the New Zealand Pavilion represents the Ngäti Konohi iwi from Gisborne and boasts a number of seasoned performers. The party ended around 3:00am.