My dream concert: Buraka Som Sistema

Whenever I need to cheer up or have to get pumped up there’s only one solution and that’s Buraka Som Sistema. It’s a Portuguese group of singers, producers, musicians and dj-s that’s been adding awesomeness to my life since 2008.

Buraka Som Sistema

For those of you that haven’t heard of Buraka Som Sistema before, one could describe their music as a fusion between Angolan Kuduro and up to date electronic music. Kuduro is not only a genre of music, but also a dance.  Buraka Som Sistema have created a whole new sound that has influenced producers, djs and audiences all over the world. Mostly I would like to say that they (among just a few others) are the ones to thank for having a european tropical bass scene.

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What I’ve heard from others who have seen them live are that it’s always dripping from the roof and their shows are something else. It’s just like a big dance battle, with a pumped up crowd and a colourful live band. How can you not be tempted to join? You could just look at one of their music videos to get a hint of what they do on stage! My favorite song is Kalemba (Wegue Wegue), which I listen to every time I walk to work. Then I pretend to be in a music video (yes, I’m still 8 years old from time to time).

Here is a video with parts of the group on a live dj-set at Boiler Room that kind of sums up what sound they have been a part of creating and contributed to!

So… I’ve been waiting since 2008 to see them live and now they are coming to Copenhagen in just 2 weeks!  They are coming to screen their documentary “Off the beaten track” and do a live show with full band and everything!

This is so good I can’t handle it. So I’ll see you there!

What is your dream concert? Tell me about it in the comments field below!

(photo credit:  Buraka Som Sistema)