Planet Lafroskunk – World Fusion Music Fiesta

Planet Lafroskunk IS BACK!!!

Our Multicultural Fiesta of Latin, Afrobeat, Ska, Rock, and Funk is coming back in April!


Get ready to embark on a musical journey like no other as the vibrant fusion of Latin American, Rock, Afrobeat, Ska, and Funk takes center stage at “Planet Lafroskunk,” an electrifying event set to captivate audiences on April 13, 2024. Hosted at the Eightball Pool & Darts in New Plymouth, this multicultural fiesta promises a night of unforgettable music and groovy vibes, featuring two New Zealand bands, “Banana Mundo” and “The Mara,” as well as the renowned DJ Tobetones to warm up and close off the night.


Banana Mundo is a collective of musicians hailing from around the world. Their mission? To craft a vibrant fusion of musical styles that gets their audience grooving.

Based in New Plymouth, this band takes listeners on an exhilarating journey through Latin, Afrobeat, and funk-infused melodies.

Band members from Uruguay, France, Venezuela, England, Argentina, Switzerland, Australia, and New Zealand have all added their cultural influence to the band’s unique sound. Horns lay down tasty riffs, percussion infuses songs with catchy rhythms, and vocalists deliver lyrics in five languages.

Banana Mundo isn’t just about music; they’re a testament to the universality of rhythm and the language of groove. With an irresistible energy, they serve up a delectable concoction of salsa, cumbia, funk, and their own unique “Banana” flavour.

It’s a crowd pleasing sound that’s gotten audiences dancing around New Zealand, the explosive 9 piece band Banana Mundo will bring the sunshine to the stage with their irresistible, contagious, dance-able concoction of salsa, cumbia and Banana.


The Mara: Experience the captivating sounds of The Mara, a dynamic World Alt-Rock Fusion band hailing from Taranaki, New Zealand. With a rhythmic pulse that transcends borders, The Mara weaves a vibrant tapestry of musical influences, fusing Latin American, Middle Eastern, and African beats into a symphony of sonic exploration. Rooted in the infectious Kiwi summer vibe, their performances are a celebration of diversity and unity, igniting a primal urge to move and groove. Prepare to be transported on a sonic journey that bridges cultures and transcends genres, as The Mara takes the stage, delivering an electrifying experience that will leave audiences exhilarated and inspired.


Joining these incredible acts is DJ Tobetones, who will keep the party going with world disco music that promises to set the dance floor on fire.


The Planet Lafroskunk experience kicks off at 8:00 PM at the Eightball Pool & Darts in New Plymouth, ensuring an unforgettable night of world-themed entertainment. Tickets are available now, so grab yours and get ready to groove to the rhythms of the world. This multicultural fiesta is a must-attend event for music enthusiasts and anyone looking to experience a night of diverse and soulful sounds.

Don’t miss out on the musical journey of a lifetime!



8pm DJ Tobetones

9.15pm Banana Mundo

10.45pm The Mara

12.15am DJ Tobetones


13 Apr 2024


8:00 pm - 11:55 pm


Liardet Street Projects
Liardet St
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