Buraka Som Sistema is a dance music project from Portugal. Their sound best described as a fusion of electronic beats and African Kuduro. Their influences are taken from the world around them and I was lucky enough to attend a special screening at Redbull Studios for of their new documentary film ‘OFF THE BEATEN TRACK’ (OTBT) – A film by Joao Pedro Moreira.
Filmed over two years, OTBT follows the band on their quest to discover pioneering sounds of music cultures in the heart of the people they visit. The film is moving, inspiring and filled with very special scenes and people.
Having first stumbled across Buraka at Warehouse Project Manchester at AMP back in 2009, I remember throwing my drink in the air as their sound shook the dance floor and their live show completely blowing my mind! They were like nothing I’d ever seen or heard before! Their energy is compelling and addictive and I anticipate the day I see them perform once more.
Buraka have inspired me in ways I cannot put into words and are probably one of the most exciting music projects in the world.
BSS LONDON SHOW
10th October – Village Underground, London