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Electronic music project from Portugal, specializing in the kuduro genre
Buraka Som Sistema
Friday night WMF offered the opportunity to step inside a Berlin club, to pass into a completely different world featuring heavy beats based in African and Latin American traditions and the most basic and absolute necessity to shake one’s ass. The music of the night featured two live bands. Buraka Som Sistema, a Portuguese/Southwest African band exploding on the live music scene, shook the dancefloor with their electronic kuduro. The Crystal Fighters played their indie electronica, strongly influenced by Basque music and lore.
Buraka Som Sistema completely took over the club playing the catchy and danceable tracks featured on their first full length album Black Diamond (2009). While the album is excellent in itself, pushing your heart to full speed even if you’re spending a quiet night at home, there is no comparison to the sound of the full band on stage. The live experience is one of unbound energy and the LP doesn’t quite capture the power and liveliness that BSS thrusts into the crowd, even if your home stereo has as ridiculous good a sound system as that of WMF. Made up of percussionists, DJs and MCs, the group put their full energy into their performance, interacting with the audience as well as their fellow group members. The crowd didn’t stop moving as the band skillfully moved from one song to another while. They danced around the stage urging everyone to make noise and probably having as much fun as the dancers on the floor. After BSS left the stage, disappointingly not returning for an encore, the Brazilian DJ Edu K took over the decks and kept the dancing spirit alive with records of Brazilian funk.
written by Brit-Maren Schjeide
The wild beats of Angolan Kuduro music has been big in Lisbon clubs
since the late 90s and Buraka Som Sistema – AKA Lil’ John, Riot and
Conductor – have fused it with 21st century electronics to create a
whole new sound. Now this electro ghettotech take on their favourite
South West African music has is quickening and corrupting dancefloors
all over the world on the basis of an EP with sounds not many have
Foto by Ana Gilbert
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