Buya is pleased to announce its Fifth Anniversary Concert and live recording. The concert is Wednesday, November 26th at 9pm at Mr. Brown’s Lounge and will feature Buya’s dynamic and soulful rendering of Afro-Puerto Rican Bomba.
After five years of performing and touring, Buya is excited to record its first live album. Developed during the 16th century among African descendants in Puerto Rico, Bomba is the island’s oldest surviving music and dance form. The Fifth Anniversary Concert will capture Buya’s innovative yet traditional approach to Bomba along with the infectious energy of the ensemble’s live performance. This effort also aims to increase the visibility of Bomba in Chicago while documenting the genre’s capacity to inspire and unify people from different backgrounds.
Buya has launched a Kickstarter campaign to help fundraise for the album. Please visit the website to learn more: http://kck.st/1yEGnAn.