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    Buraka Som Sistema

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    Most Popular Songs (more)

    1(we Stay) Up All Night lyrics
    2Lol & Pop lyrics
    3Macumba lyrics
    Eskeleto lyrics
    5Kalemba (Wegue Wegue) lyrics
    6Candonga lyrics
    7Komba lyrics
    Voodoo Love lyrics
    Vem Curtir lyrics
    We Stay Up All Night lyrics

    Most Popular Albums (more)

    1From Buraka To The World E.P. [2011]
    2Fabriclive 49 [2010]
    3Black Diamond [2009]
    5Komba [2011]


    Buraka Som Sistema are a rag tag team that put together an excellently thumping album that has a streamlined semi-theme to it. It's genre is kuduro; although it could easily pass with great acclaim and pride to be the fantastic melding of latin-esque style, hip-hop & 'drum & bass's dependence on strong bass rythyms, and the sampling & variations with electronica-like approach. The thematic gist of 'Black Diamond' seems to be on the verge of attempting to say something able to be interpreted as socio-political speech. From the obvious that the members are a Portuguese-Angolan identifying piece, to the tracks 'Africas Pt. 1' & '2', they infuse the convergence of cultures to create a sound quantifiably not new to the ear, but distinctly original in it's own product. This may, one might say, mirror the developing socio-political changes that are presently occurring in Angola (Africa symbollically as a whole) and Portugal (the E.U., really) as presented in the language and the topics briefly mentioned throughout different tracks & in the short title itself. Obviously the past of these two countries and continents is not positive, but at present, with the changes and developments in both that we may or may not be aware of, there is an interaction & even potential sense of interdependence that is the elusive message behind the simple content of 'Black Diamond'. Buraka Som Sistema may be surmised as saying: while past is prologue, the present is - as these artists have created through their music - what we make to be the future. That, or I've read too deep into it. Either way, it's a superb album for people who enjoy hip-hop, techno or electronica, and/or reggaeton/latin-influenced pop.

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