Buraka Som Sistema

The toast of this year's Coachella hosts a riotous dance party rooted in the off-kilter kuduro rhythms of Angola, the former colonial outpost of Portugal and the country that band members Little John, Riot, MC Kalaf, and (Angola-born) Conductor call home. But the geopolitical contradictions are nowhere near as exhausting as the grime and dubstep electronics, racing Afro-Caribbean rhythms, and sweaty calisthenics delivered in high-volume, bass-quaking overdrive by this Diplo discovery. With DJ Sega.
Sat., May 2, 9 p.m., 2009

 
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