Buraka Som Sistema

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Buraka Som Sistema
Buraka Som Sistema.jpg
Buraka Som Sistema performing at Mauer Park in 2013
Background information
Origin Buraca, Amadora, Portugal
Genres Kuduro
Breakbeat
Zouk
Alternative Dance
Moombahton
Years active 2006–present
Labels Enchufada
Sony BMG
Associated acts Cooltrain Crew, Ngonguenha, Petty, Puto Prata
Website BURAKA TV
Members DJ Riot, Branko, Conductor, Kalaf , Blaya, Fred
Notable instruments
Drum machine
Sampler
Synthesizer
Electronic keyboard
Sequencer

Buraka Som Sistema is an electronic dance music project from Portugal, specializing in a fusion of techno beats with the African zouk and kuduro genre. It is generally credited with creating the "zouk bass" and "progressive kuduro" variant [1] and has received an MTV European Music Award.[2]

Origins[edit]

Buraka Som Sistema was founded in 2006 by João Barbosa (Branko), Rui Pité (DJ Riot), Andro Carvalho (Conductor) and Kalaf Ângelo.

Barbosa and Pité were producers from the Cool Train Crew collective, for which Kalaf was a frequent vocal collaborator. They were interested in creating a kuduro project, and had previously worked together as 1-UIK Project. They met Carvalho, a hip-hop producer from Angola and member of the hip-hop band Conjunto Ngonguenha, while he was in Portugal.[3]

Buraka Som Sistema is the Portuguese word for word translation for Buraka Sound System, keeping the English word order (the correct translation would be "Sistema de Som da Buraka"). They took their name, Buraka, from the freguesia of Buraca in the city of Amadora, part of the Lisbon Metropolitan Area.

Career[edit]

Their first release was From Buraka to the World, an EP released on the Portuguese label Enchufada, which include the single "Yah!", featuring vocals from Angolan hip-hop MC Petty. It was followed by another Petty vocalized track, "Wawaba", and a re-release of From Buraka to the World, expanded to a full album.

After touring in several European countries, including playing at the Glastonbury Festival and Roskilde Festival,[3] the three producers released "Sound of Kuduro" in 2007, which features rapping by M.I.A., DJ Znobia, Saborosa and Puto Prata. The track was a precursor to their second album, Black Diamond, which was released in 2008 by Sony BMG, followed by a new single, "Kalemba (Wegue Wegue)", with vocals by Pongolove.


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Discography[edit]

Studio Albums[edit]

Year Album Chart positions Sales Certifications
(sales thresholds)
POR SPA BEL
2006 From Buraka to the World
  • Originally released as an EP
  • Later re-released as a full album with extra tracks
  • POR:-
  • AFP: -
2008 Black Diamond
  • First full studio album
  • Released: November, 2008
7 54
  • POR: 10,000+
  • WW:20,000+
  • AFP:Gold
2011 Komba
  • Second studio album
  • Released: November, 2011
4
  • POR: -
  • WW:-
  • AFP:-
2014 Buraka
  • Third studio album
  • Released: September, 2014

Singles[edit]

Year Title Chart Positions Album
SPA BEL EUR
2007 "Yah" - - - Black Diamond
"Wawaba (v. 1.8)" - - -
2008 "Sound of Kuduro" featuring DJ Znobia, M.I.A. - - -
"Kalemba (Wegue Wegue)" 1 - 87
2009 "Aqui Para Vocês (feat. Deize Tigrona)" - - 91
2011 "Hangover (BaBaBa) " - - - Komba
"(We Stay) Up All Night" - - -

Awards[edit]

In the MTV Europe Music Awards 2007 they were 8th (out of 19) in the New Sounds of Europe International Competition and were one of the nominees for Best Portuguese Act. In the MTV Europe Music Awards 2008 they were awarded the Best Portuguese Act and were nominees for Best European Act.

MTV Europe Music Awards[edit]

The MTV Europe Music Awards is an annual awards ceremony established in 1994 by MTV Europe.

Year Recipient Award Result
2007 Buraka Som Sistema New Sounds of Europe Nominated
Buraka Som Sistema Best Portuguese Act Nominated
2008 Buraka Som Sistema Best Portuguese Act Won
2009 Buraka Som Sistema Best Portuguese Act Nominated

Golden Globes[edit]

The Golden Globes is an annual awards ceremony by Portuguese TV station SIC.

Year Recipient Award Result
2009 Buraka Som Sistema Group Of The Year Won

European Border Breakers Awards[edit]

The European Border Breakers Award is an annual awards ceremony for artists or groups who reached audiences outside their own countries with their first internationally released album in the past year.

Year Recipient Award Result
2009 Black Diamond European Border Breakers Award Won[4]

BEFFTA Awards[edit]

Buraka Som Sistema won the BEFFTA International Entertainment Icons award on October 25th 2014. [5] They told Sound And Motion magazine that they "were honoured to collect an award." [6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Blitz (Portuguese music magazine) online artist database". Blitz. Retrieved 2009-01-26. 
  2. ^ Conway, Eleanor (2008-11-21). "Eleanor Conway presents Buraka Som Sistema podcast". Virgin. Retrieved 2009-04-23. 
  3. ^ a b Lage, Joana (2007-05-02). "Buraka Som Sistema Interview". MyVillage.com. Retrieved 2009-01-26. 
  4. ^ "European Border Breakers Awards 2010", Ec.europa.eu. Retrieved February 21, 2012
  5. ^ http://soundandmotionmag.com/2014/10/29/interview-buraka-som-sistema/
  6. ^ http://soundandmotionmag.com/2014/10/29/interview-buraka-som-sistema/

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