The BUKU Music + Art Project is finally returning after taking a two-year pause due to the coronavirus pandemic. The boutique music festival will return along the banks of the Mississippi River in March 2022 to celebrate its 10th year anniversary.
BUKU is a one-of-a-kind experience that proves the progressive, artistic, and diverse subculture of New Orleans. The festival will feature multiple stages, art installations, street-artist performances, local graffiti artists, custom face painting, a marching band procession, a pop-up breakdancing crew, and “buku” surprises.
The full lineup features acts both internationally and locally known. Mainstream artists like Tyler, the Creator, Baby Keem, Tierra Whack, and Bas will be performing — to name a few; And a ton of New Orleans acts will get a chance to shine across the festival’s stages, including Pell‘s Glbl Wrmng collective, who will be breaking its festival virginity.
Local rappers Stone Cold Jzzle and Treety are also on the bill. And if you’re looking to dance, the local groove master himself, DJ ANTWIGADEE!, will be providing the soundtrack, along with other eclectic producers/artists. Peep the full list of performers below!
Not only are BUKU’s event organizers dedicated to giving their audience a live, dope, and diverse experience, they are also dedicated to promoting social justice and awareness. BUKU partnered with Upbeat Academy, a non-profit that empowers New Orleans youth through modern music education, and launched the Take Action Project (“TAP”). So far, the project has raised over $10,000 for racial justice, voting rights, and environmental sustainability organizations. Read more about BUKU’s Social Responsibility Pledge.