In early 2009, a kuduro phenomenon swept the nation and Portuguese superstars, Buraka Som Sistema, ushered in the movement. Now as the year begins to wind down, the band that became infamous for their live show at Coachella 2009 makes its way across the US to bring fans to the dance-floor for one more sweaty shake down. BSS will start the tour off proper at this year’s destination Halloween event, HARD Haunted Mansion,and wind their way down south of the border to play their first ever shows in Mexico!
Easily one of the most talked about and well-received albums of the year, Buraka Som Sistema’s debut full length studio album on Fabric Records, Black Diamond, was heralded as “one of the fiercest dance records in recent memory” by Pitchfork and praised by the Fader, Rolling Stone, XLR8R, Spin, Wall Street Journal, the New York Times and the New Yorker, among others. The band’s video for ‘Sound of Kuduro’ featuring famous fan MIA took the internet by storm, with over 2 million views to date, and by the time the band- Lil John, DJ Riot, Conductor and Kalaf- arrived stateside, those in the know knew not to miss their live show. Leaving no stone unturned or fan disappointed, the band came back later in the summer with their free followup mixtape, Blood Diamond, and now return this fall with what is sure to be the next dance floor anthem, ‘Restless’. Previously unreleased, ‘Restless’ will be available digitally this November.
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WATCH ‘SOUND OF KUDURO’ FEATURING MIA http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4CkXhtw7UNk
DOWNLOAD THE FREE BLOOD DIAMOND MIXTAPE – http://www.buraka.tv/blooddiamond/
SAT 31 HARD Haunted Mansion Los Angeles, CA
WED 4 Le Poisson Rouge New York, NY
SUN 8 Fun Fun Fun Fest Austin, TX
THU 5 Velvet Mexico City, MEXICO
FRI 6 La Burbula Guadalajara, MEXICO
SAT 7 Noise Monterrey, MEXICO
THU 12 The Mayan Los Angeles, CA
FRI 13 Casbah San Diego
SAT 14 Mezzanine San Francisco
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OFFICIAL BURAKA SOM SISTEMA WEBSITE http://www.buraka.tv/
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