On April 7, the release of their full-length debut, Black Diamond, Buraka Som Sistema will unleash their hybrid of kuduro, hip-hop, grime and hard-edged dance music on North America. Ten days later, on Friday, April 17, their live show — with physics-defying dance troupes, serious percussion and rotating rapid-fire MCs — kicks off at Coachella. Festival-goers will be the first to see the explosive multi-decked performance, an event that travels cross-continent through Vancouver, San Francisco, Toronto, Chicago and Boston, finishing up at New York City’s Bowery Ballroom on May 2.

In anticipation of their time abroad, Buraka Som Sistema have also just announced their Sound of Your Community YouTube Dance Contest. Their song, “Sound of Kuduro” featuring DJ Znobia, M.I.A., Saborosa & Puto Prata, celebrates the music, dance and culture of Angola, but for their trip to North America, they want to see our dance moves, showing off our own communities, cultures, and customs.

The winner will get his or her video played on stage during their North American tour in their set. The runner-up will receive a customized Buraka Som Sistema skateboard deck and an autographed copy of Black Diamond.

Buraka Som Sistema “Sound of your Community” Video Contest

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