After their last show in 2015 at Lisbon’s edition of Piknic Électronik festival, the Portuguese band Buraka Som Sistema have announced their final tour before going on hiatus for an undetermined amount of time. This comes after a massive year where the band performed at SXSW, Montreux Jazz Festival and Garorock among many others. Over the years we've come to expect a lot of experimentation with the distinct Angolan Kuduro beat that the band have fused electronically to become their own.
Bandmates Branko, Riot, Conductor, Kalaf and Blaya have managed to produce tracks that defy classification with their worldly sound. Their shows are filled with high energy and are as memorable as they are inventive with unique dance moves and a non-stop party.
The final tour will be celebrating 10 years of dance music for the group and will take place from February to April 2016. Below is the statement made by the band on their social media where they thank their fans for the 10 glorious years.
"Thanks to everyone who was at Piknic Électronic celebrating our last show of 2015. Another awesome year in which we were eternally grateful to share our music with all of you.
We wanna use this opportunity to announce that we’re already preparing a very special tour for the beginning of 2016, where we’ll not only celebrate our 10th anniversary but also close the cycle of existence of Buraka Som Sistema. It’s been 10 years of intense activity out of which came 2 EPs, 3 albums, dozens of singles and more than 800 shows all over the world, where we created a special bond with everyone who followed us. However, we’ve reached a moment in which we need to stop, take a breath and have time for other projects.
Nothing is lost, everything changes, which is why instead of calling it quits we’d like to look at this as a hiatus. Above all we’re still as in love with this music as we were 10 years ago, so we want to keep showing you everything that’s going on in the universe of everyone involved in this project."
We are sad to see them go but are left with memories and a hope for return. Check back with us for tour dates coming soon.