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Off the Beaten Track

Buraka Som Sistema

A wild ride with Portuguese sensation Buraka Som Sistema in the studio and on their travels across the lusophone world and beyond.


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  • Director João Pedro Moreira
  • Producer Pedro Trigueiro
  • Portugal 2013
  • 60 mins
  • Production company Enchufada

Off The Beaten Track is the documentary that tells the incredible story of four unlikely musicians over the past year, as they travel to Luanda, Caracas, Paris, India, London and the Lisbon suburb of Amadora to show how these cities, as well as their sounds, people, colours and movement helped create the phenomenon that is Buraka Som Sistema. With the full support of Red Bull Music Academy and the talented illustration work of artist Kate Moross, join Lisbon’ most unusual band on a trip around the world and back to the studio. Directed by João Pedro Moreira, Off The Beaten Track brings together all of the elements that make Buraka’s story so unique and blends them with exclusive international, never-before-seen footage for an incredible, wild ride that offers an insiders view of life in one of the most colourful and innovative bands around.

Helen Alexander

See the one-off live show by Buraka Som Sistema at Village Underground on Thursday 10 October, 7:30 PM.

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