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The Wellington Carnival Street Band Jam!

Kids! Bring a percussion instrument and play along with the rambunctious Wellington Carnival Street Band led by Chris Lam Sam!

  • When | Āhea Sat 15 Oct 2022, 10.30am–11.15am
  • Where | Ki hea
    Rongomaraeroa | Te Marae, Level 4
  • Cost | Te utu Free event

The Wellington Carnival Street Band is one of the capital's finest joy-sparking musical ensembles for families! 

Specialists in bringing rambunctious fun to festivals, parades, and streets since 1997, their new 30-minute interactive musical show for kids is led by well-known children’s entertainer and resident band accordionist, Chris Lam Sam!

They invite your tamariki to bring a percussion instrument from home and play along in their special Street Band Jam for kids. Think pots and wooden spoons, homemade shakers, or even just the jangly car keys!

So come and play, boogie, sing, and laugh with the band!

Supervision and photographs

Kids must be accompanied by an adult for all activities.

Filming and photography by Te Papa may take place at this event. The material might be shared online or through social media. Please let the event manager or a Te Papa host know if you or a child you are responsible for does not wish to be photographed or filmed.

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Eight people wearing pink and carrying musical instruments are facing the camera. There is bush in the background


Wellington Carnival Street Band, 2022. Photo by Daryl Prowse. 2022. Courtesy of Chris Lam Sam