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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.

Judith Rubin
Judith Rubin ([email protected]) is a leading journalist, publicist, strategist, blogger, content marketing specialist and connector in the international attractions industry. She excels at writing about all aspects of design and technical design, production and project management. Areas of special interest include AV integration and show control, lighting design and acoustics, specialty cinema, digital video and world’s fairs. Judith has ties to numerous industry organizations. From 2005-2020 she ran communications, publications and social media for the Themed Entertainment Association (TEA). In 2013, she was honored with the TEA Service Award. She was development director of IMERSA, and co-chair of the 2014 IMERSA Summit. She was publicist for the Large Format Cinema Association in the 1990s, now part of the Giant Screen Cinema Association (GSCA) and has also contributed to the publications of PLASA, IAAPA and the International Planetarium Society. Already making her mark as a magazine and book editor, Judith joined World’s Fair magazine in 1987, which introduced her to the attractions industry. Launching as a freelancer in the mid 1990s she has contributed to dozens of publications and media outlets including Funworld, Lighting&Sound America, Sound & Communications, Urban Land, The Raconteur and The Planetarian. She joined InPark in 2010. Judith earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Pratt Institute. She has lived in New York City and the San Francisco Bay Area, and now makes her home in Saint Louis, where she is active in the local arts and theater community.

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