“The most exciting live act you could ever hope to see”Â – Observer, UK
â€œBlack Diamond is one of the fiercest dance records in recent memory.â€ – Pitchfork (7.9)
â€œ…one of the most jaw-droppingly effusive club moments Iâ€™ve experienced.â€ – The FADER (Gen F)
â€œCats like Buraka Som Sistema are killing it at the moment. The amount of original attitude and energy coming out of this style of dance music is heavy. You canâ€™t not shake to the percussive rhythm.â€ – XLR8R
If you were lucky enough to catch Buraka Som Sistema’s DJ/MC show during their mini tour last October, you’ll already be familiar with their hybrid of kuduro, hip-hop, grime and hard-edged dance music â€“ a kind of polyglottal, multicultural, globalized ghetto funk. You may also have caught the video for â€œSound of Kuduroâ€ featuring MIA, which was one of Pitchfork’s top picks for 2008.
But starting mid-April, North America will get its first true introduction to this band, who have already been playing to packed rooms and at sold out festivals from Rio to Roskilde to their hometown of Lisbon. Buraka will be kicking off a ten-date tour at Coachella with their explosive multi-decked live show, involving physics-defying dance troupes, serious percussion and rotating rapid-fire MCs. This is a show not to be missed, as escalating infamy is set to erupt into worldwide domination.
Buraka Som Sistemaâ€™s full-length debut, Black Diamond, comes out on April 7, 2009 on Fabric.
The video for â€œKalemba (Wegue Wegue)â€ shows a taste of whatâ€™s to come. Check it out below. Â
**Electro-indie superstars Hot Chip also lent their talents to a remix of the song! Download it here.**
Buraka Som Sistema Spring Tour Dates
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Apr 17 Indio, CA @ Coachella
Apr 21 San Francisco, CA @ Rickshaw Stop
Apr 23 Portland, OR @ Rotture
Apr 24 Vancouver, BC @ Biltmore Cabaret
Apr 25 Seattle, WA @ Nectar Lounge
Apr 28 Chicago, IL @ Sonotheque
Apr 29 Toronto, ON @ El Mocambo
Apr 30 Montreal, QC @ Zoobizarre
May 01 Boston, MA @ Harper’s Ferry
May 02 New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom