New Plymouth, March 18, 2018. Thousands of spectators at the famous music festival WOMAD, which takes place every year in the city of New Plymouth, enjoyed the music of the Cuban diva Daymé Arocena.
The Afro - Cuban singer took a tour of the most varied and popular Cuban rhythms, standing out for a warm and lively interaction with the audience.
Her voice proved to be marvellous, reaching its climax to improvise her exaltation of love in maori language in one of the themes: Aroha!
As part of the doctoral research "Understanding the articulation of the Caribbean identity in Aotearoa, New Zealand through a culturally relevant Caribbean methodology", the Master in Sociology Anabel Fernández Santana, PhD candidate in Sociology at the Technological University of Auckland (AUT), organized a meeting at the headquarters of our Embassy with members of the Caribbean community living in Wellington.
Ambassadors from Latin America and the Chargé d´Affaires a.i. of Spain, held a meeting with Hon. Fletcher Tabuteau, Deputy Leader of NZ First and Under – Secretary for Foreign Affairs, to exchange views on the relation between New Zealand and the Hispanic world.
During the exchange Mr. Tabuteau updated the HOM on his next trip to Latin America (Chile, Perú & Colombia) and his intention to further promote closer links with the region.
In a wonderful and charming environment of celebration for Cuban music, took place from February 23 - 25 the 2018 edition of the Aotearoa Cuban Festival.
As every year, the event brought to this beautiful and gorgeous city, a space of knowledge, rhythms, dances and Cuban culture in general.
More than two hundred enthusiasts for Cuban music from New Zealand and Australia made it to the Festival.
Cuban and Maori rhythms got a interesting opportunity to mix and produce a magic blend of cultures.