Buraka Som Sistema are preparing to celebrate their 10th anniversary with a final tour in early 2016, after which the band will go on hiatus for an undetermined period of time. On August 16th, the band gave its last concert of 2015 at Lisbon’s edition of Piknic Électronik festival, closing a year of memorable performances that took Buraka to International stages such as SXSW, Montreux Jazz Festival or Garorock, among many others.
Over these last few years, the group was responsible for more than 800 shows, 3 albums and 1 EP, that introduced the band to the entire world. Throughout this journey, Buraka has built on their success with tours that took them across all continents and won the band countless impassioned reviews. Their songs were played by some of the most respected DJs in the world, and they embarked on an endless string of conquests and historical moments that turned the band into a household name in Portugal. The 2013 documentary Off The Beaten Track (watch below) provided additional insight into the band’s career, which has “an exclusive goal of taking our way of living and experiencing music to the largest number of people possible.“
The official statement published on the band’s social media explains how they “were able to put into practice most of the musical ideas that we set out to accomplish since 2006,” concluding that 2016 will be all about celebrating their 10th anniversary before going on a prolonged break.