live @ 25 years KlangWelten // Tollhaus, Karlsruhe (DE)
20th of December 2011
Buyakano will play a compact set at the anniversary-party of the KlangWelten Festival. After 25 years, this yearly tour has become a true institution of trans-global musical communication in Germany and beyond, and we feel honored to have been invited to play there.
The venue is none other than the TollHaus, a beautyfull venue with a welcoming atmosphere and great sounding hall.
For further details check their website at www.tollhaus.de
Karlsruhe, here we come!
media || Buyakano live @ Fullmoon
15th of December 2011
Listen to these recordings from our gig at FullMoon Concert @ grounds on December 9th!
The evening was great, the with a killer-crowd, and Buyakano impacting hard! We really rocked the house that night, and thank everyone who was there for the great experience!
These recordings are a very-rough-mix of our set, the "official" audio will be released together with the video coming January!
media || Mais Que Nada - Buyakano-style!
15th of December 2011
Buyakano proudly presents our recent recording of what is our own take on the song Mais Que Nada by Sergio Mendes.
As they say in Asia: same-same, but different!
Featuring Irene Novoa & Andy Smart on vocals.
live @ FullMoon Party // grounds, Rotterdam (NL)
9th of December 2011
Buyakano will showcase it's newest repertoire on this December's FullMoon Concert!
Modern Samba in it's truest form, untamed and rough, straight from her Majesty's Port of Rotterdam...
Be sure to be there as it will be something unlike anything you have seen before! We will play songs you would never expect, promised. The rest will remain a secret until the show-date, but rest assured, it will be boom-bastic!
New Boiling Repertoire
10th of November 2011
You might have wondered why it has been so quiet around us lately...
Buyakano has been spending the last months rehearsing like crazy, cooking up brand new repertoire with bombastic arrangements.
The 10-head power-percussion crew a.k.a. Buyakano
The blazin horns section : Efe, Roberto & Koko on killer trombones
smashing bass-lines by Joao Pestana
...and featuring our exceptional vocalists :
Irene Novoa, Jenny Thiele, and - newest member to our crew - MC Andy Smart.
You will not believe what we have come up with...and there is undoubtedly nothing like it! Sure, brazilian Batucadas have long-since been performing with other instrumentalists, playing brazilian pop-, samba-, or samba-reggae tunes for the masses. The concept of incorporating a Batucada percussion-section into a band is nothing unknown. But this is different.
This is wild.
Proudly presenting: The Emperor's New Groove. Fresh, young, dynamic music in contemporary styles, a Batucada playing Hip-Hop, Drum n Bass, Funk, Electro, Dubstep; A very large boom, with bass, horns, incredible vocals. This new sound is definitely unique, and yet stays true to it's priciple:
Untamed. Rough. Power.
Like a steam-locomotive gone wild, escaping it's tracks, unstoppable, with its own groove that make others adapt to it.
Sporting some very nasty hot dancers...and optional live fire-show!
Bombastic is the only word that comes to mind. Completely over-the-top might be another way to put it.
We have been saving this new show until we have it rock-solid, and will present it for the first time ever at December's FullMoon Concert at Grounds next month. Be sure to witness the impact of this bomb exploding!
Buyakano on R-TV
10th of January 2012
Buyakano live on R-TV during 24uur cultuur:
Buyakano on R-TV live with Magalenha Intro
live @ 24 uur cultuur Rotterdam: One Giant Leap // grounds, Rotterdam (NL)
10th of September 2011
Playing at grounds as part of the 24 uur cultuur -program One Giant Leap. There will be music, poetry, theater and other forms of art, all night until the next morning at 10 A.M. where the night & the last concert ends...
Buyakano - modern samba percussion, freshly baked in Rotterdam city, feat. Irene Novoa on vocals!
Be sure to also check the individual websites for other locations&events on that day, as there will be something happening everywhere!
live @ Zomerfeest // Basisschool de Klimop, Rotterdam (NL)
7th of September 2011
Buyakano plays for a Primary-School. There will be Pancakes & Drinks (Coffee for the Parents, Hot Chocolate for their offspring) to welcome the kids back to the new year...And with Buyakano there, it is assured that the kids remember the day for more than just the free lesson time!
live @ Welkom Thuis Festival // Deliplein, Rotterdam (NL)
20th of August 2011
Buyakano closes the summer season at a festival in the south of Rotterdam on deliplein.
Gather the last bits of sitting-outside-with-a-drink-in-the-sun with a huge show with featuring break-dance, show-dancers, smashing mc and horn-section!
Buyakano feat. Andy Smart (NY)
Showtime around 19.30 o clock, further details are yet to be announced.
Endexam Julius Oppermann
13th of August 2011
Endexam Julius Oppermann // Grounds, Rotterdam
Recent pictures of Buyakano opening the Endexam of Julius Oppermann for his Bachelor-Exam in the course Latin Percussion at Codarts, Rotterdam.
taken by, and with kind permission from:
live @ Inauguration of Street Art // Schieweg, Rotterdam (NL)
29th of June 2011
Buyakano has been booked to perform at the official inauguration of some street art painted on one of traffic-routes into the city.
We walk from the Blijdorp Library until Schieweg, leading the procession and making the trip a walking-party...
buyakano recording sessions
20th of June 2011
NEWS from the Buyakano HQ:
Buyakano is currently recording some tracks in the studio! These recordings really capture the power & spirit of the extended line-up, and we are working hard to release them this summer.
A click-track was completely unnecessary as this groove-train stands its ground by its own, making it possible to record the entire percussion section live and therefore keeping the feeling and tightness you all are used to in a concert situation without compromise or tricks.
Stay tuned for more!
live @ Midzomerfeest // Brinkplein, Rotterdam (NL)
18th of June 2011
And yet again Buyakano sets out to play in extended formation, performing a compact set for midzomerfeest this saturday!
Phat groove + Phat 4-trombone-hornsection = Phat sound
Phat sound + 2 stunning singers = bombastic!
We are going to play Haus & Mais Que Nada since this day also functions as last rehearsal before our recording session on monday.
live @ Werelds Delfshaven Festival // Heemraadsplein, Rotterdam (NL)
12th of June 2011
Buyakano is closing the Werelds Delfshaven Festival on Heemraadsplein in Rotterdam with a compact set of half an hour.
Sporting blazing horns and Irene Novoa on vocals!
Showtime around 5 o clock.
live @ Endexam Julius Oppermann // grounds, Rotterdam (NL)
9th of June 2011
Buyakano opens the Endexam of Julius Oppermann with a killer arrangement and a huge line-up of 20 people!
GMB - MC
Irene Ayala - vocals
Joao Perstana - phat bass
and even more surprises!
Be there for this bombastic blast!
live @ Endexam Jenny Thiele // Artez, Arnhem (NL)
6th of June 2011
Buyakano plays on the Endexam of Jenny Thiele !
Fresh groove and featuring Jenny Thiele on vocals!
Let's move it!
live @ Dunya Festival // Euromastpark, Rotterdam (NL)
29th of May 2011
Buyakano is performing a set on this years Dunya Festival during the Battle of the Drums!
The stage is called "couleur locale" and the showtime is around 14.00 o clock.
Killer MC, smashing horn-section, singers, phat bass and the energy of buyakano are sure to be a blast!
Let's make some noise!
Dunya is known for...very dry weather...so be sure to bring good shoes and an emergency raincoat.
live @ Buurtfeestje // Snellemanplein, Rotterdam (NL)
28th of May 2011
Buyakano plays a set with horn-section on Snellemanplein in Rotterdam on Saturday the 28th of May. One day before Dunya, this is a nice opportunity to warm up!
live @ Demonstratie tegen Racisme en Uitsluiting // Dam-Square, Amsterdam (NL)
19th of March 2011
Buyakano has been invited to play for the march of the Protest against Racism and Discrimination on Dam Square, Amsterdam.
The demonstration will have speeches from numerous politicians from different political parties, and a march through the center of Amsterdam. We will lead this march, playing a killer one-hour-set. Thousands of people are expected for this event, and as on the last protests we have supported, Buyakano will unleash a fulminant party for the masses.
Showtime: (+/-) 15.00 o' clock @ Dam Square Amsterdam
Demonstratie tegen Racisme en Uitsluiting
There is a facebook page for the event.
we're plaaaaaying in the rain...
18th of March 2011
Playing for Sprookjesparade was a one time wonder:
Everybody soaked through after 5 minutes due to the rain, and everybody out of breath due to erratic choreographies of the group before us, that either left us standing on the spot, or running like crazy... (yes, that was their choreography...very sweat though!)
One thing is certain: Never before did a samba band break the speed record in nordic walking while playing!
Gladly we kept on playing even after arriving at the end-point, because we could finally stand in formation and just enjoy playing, instead of jogging to catch up with the rest...
Coming up next: Buyakano featuring Aquaman!
live @ Sprookjes Parade 2011 // City Center, Rotterdam (NL)
18th of March 2011
Buyakano will play on this years Sprookjes-Parade. The Parade will be through the center of town and take around one and a half hours, starting 19.00 at the Museumspark.
See you there, and be sure to dance a lot so you keep warm :-)
live @ Grand Opening of // grounds, Rotterdam (NL)
27th of January 2011
The bar in the WMDC will go through extended renovation during this winter and will be re-opened as grounds. This new venue will include the concert-hall of the WMDC and a new small stage.
Furthermore grounds will function as the host of future events in the WMDC.
Buyakano will play at the opening ceremony, and start this new place with fresh spirit.
Be sure to come by for free champagne! (no, this is not confirmed by organisation yet...)
live @ FullMoon Party // WMDC, Rotterdam (NL)
19th of January 2011
Buyakano has been invited to play on this years first fullmoon concert in the wmdc on the 19th! With a set of about 30 minutes, dancing will be inevitable as we start the fullmoon concerts of 2011 with a boom. We will close the party, so showtime should be somewhere between 23 and 24 o clock.
Buyakano in 2011
1st of January 2011
Buyakano starts into the new year with a blast!
Our concept: A fresh innovative percussion power live act that gives us the boom we all crave for in our daily lives.
Featuring a powerfull brass-section.
High Velocity original repertoire.
Breathtaking grooves and brakes.
And with attention to detail.
Buyakano has quickly established itself as the Nr. 1 event in it's field accross Nederland.
Featurettes in Hamburg marked the beginning of international fresh samba activity.
In this new year we will follow further down that path and are currently planning tours throughout Slovenia, Croatia and Spain. Further shows in Germany, Belgium and France are in the workings.
We have had the pleasure to play for great audiences where-ever we have been, props to you for supporting us!
This month will see us with three smashing performances, so be sure to check out the infos on those dates in the shows section!
live @ Numoon Festival // WMDC, Rotterdam
17th of December 2010
Buyakano has been asked to open the Numoon-Festival this year!Will update as soon as further infos are known.
live @ Private Event // Ahoy, Rotterdam (NL)
15th of December 2010
Buyakano has been booked to play fresh samba in the Ahoy in Rotterdam. This is a private event for the Kamer van Koophandel and as such closed to the public.
Oh well...see you at the Numoon Festival 2 days later then!
Drum n Bass set
27th of November 2010
Buyakano is currently working on a new Jungle/Drum n Bass set. Even though this might be quite a challenge, we are more than up to the task, and with support from our blazin horns section it is sure to be a blast!
Fotos from our blasting show live @ Schouwburgplein, Rotterdam for the protest Nederland Schreeuwt on Cultuur, on Novemver 20th. What a show! What a crowd! What an event!
live @ Nederland Schreeuwt om Cultuur // Schouwburgplein, Rotterdam (NL)
20th of November 2010
Buyakano supports yet another outcry against the planned cuts in the cultural sector.
Nederland Schreeuwt om Cultuur is a simultaneous protest throughout the Netherlands. We are going to open and close the demonstration in the center of Rotterdam, on Schouwburg Plein, on the 20th of November starting at 15.00.
live @ Horror Party // WMDC, Rotterdam (NL)
3rd of November 2010
Buyakano will perform a set at the Horror Party @ WMDC. Costumes, voodoo rites, the works!
This next show will have us showcase our blazing horns section:
Efe Erdem (TR) - Trombone
Roberto Lorenzo Elekes (ES) - Trombone
Sigrún Jónsdóttir (NO) - Trombone
Koko Donoso (CL) - Trombone
Evil-East-Side Samba HipHop meets Brass in the fair kingdom of the Netherlands
live @ Music Matters // De Doelen, Rotterdam (NL)
30th of October 2010
Our next gig is in the groote zaal in De Doelen in Rotterdam for the event Music Matters.
We have been invited to play a set of half an hour, which is extraordinary, since most other bands will have to play shorter...
Buyakano has its own showcase, such as other known institutions in Rotterdam (Rotterdams Philharmonisch Orkest, Gery Mendes - GMB, Ntjamrosie...).
What a pleasure to be considered equals...
Live samba @ de doelen...come and see!
next rehearsal phase impending
11th of October 2010
Buyakano has opted for another intensive rehearsal phase from the 15-19th of October.
If the weather is nice we will be found in the euromast-park again,probably around the afternoon, if not the rehearsals will be closed to the public.
Workworkwork...we are very happy that our previously spent time has been richly rewarded with so much great feedback and new opportunities!
Be sure to hear more from us!
Buyakano, modern live samba from Rotterdam, the Netherlands.
About Buyakano in Den Haag
8th of October 2010
This cultural gathering was a great place to be.
Over 3000 participants of the gathering in the capital danced and cheered to modern samba by buyakano.
We opened the event, playing a set of an hour, and lead the masses.
Upon arrival we opened the stage as well, playing for an ocean of people.
Many Thanks to the amazing crowd gathering in Den Haag! Musicians, artists, journalists, actors, programmers, intendents of the theatres...
live @ Demonstration against cuts for culture // Malieveld, Den Haag (NL)
8th of October 2010
This is a last minute announcement:
Tomorrow Buyakano will play modern samba live to support protest against the plans of the soon-to-be-government to cut funds for arts and culture by 30%! The subsidies in the Netherlands have kept many otherwise not rentable projects alive. Holland is known for its rich artistic possibilities because of this.
The protest is called
Protest tegen de Bezuiningsmaatregelen Kunst en Kultuur!
and will take place in Den Haag. Dresscode is black, many people are expected. Come and support this event!
Demonstrations like this are rare in the Netherlands...
Let us be heard!
live @ FullMoon Party // WMDC, Rotterdam (NL)
23rd of September 2010
Buyakano happily announces that we have been asked to play the complete second set at this months fullmoon concert! One hour of dancing to modern urban grooves and pounding samba reggae...
After conquering Hamburg last weekend it will be great to play for a Rotterdam audience again.
Furthermore we are very happy to confirm that we are going to be featuring a great rapper and MC: Gery Mendes, aka GMB. Mixing Samba with Hip Hop, powerfull percussion grooves with a smashing MC...that should be interesting!
See you there?
Buyakano back in the new season
18th of September 2010
After a mandatory summer-break and following rehearsal phase:
Buyakano has started into the season with a boom, showing off new repertoire at their gig for the Augusten-Fest in Hamburg last weekend.
Samba-Rap! Samba Hip-Hop! We also joined forces with our befriended band Le Grand Uff Zack (upcoming jazz/hiphop/dnb band), which was a lot of fun and grooved like hell!
Feedback & audience were great! What a nice trip...Happily looking back, we turn forward to our next show!
live @ Augustenfest // Augustenpasage, Hamburg (DE)
11th of September 2010
Buyakano happily proclaims that we have been invited to play a gig at an urban underground street-festival in Hamburg:
We are going to open and close Augustenfest.
Buyakano will start playing in the square in front of the Rote Flora at around 18.00, and slowly progress towards the Sternstraße, walking up Schulterblatt, arriving on the festival-grounds an hour later. Modern Samba in Hamburg!
In our second set we will join forces with Le Grand Uff Zack and finish off the evening with a boom!
after summer : rehearsals in the park!
6th of September 2010
Every Day this week Buyakano will rehearse in the Euromast Park.
See you there?
Come and join us!
Sun, drinks, beautiful women, dancing...enjoy life!
live @ FullMoon Party // WMDC, Rotterdam (NL)
21st of June 2010
Buyakano plays at the last FullMoon Party before the summer! Let's celebrate life together!
Join us there at:
live @ Dunya on Tour Festival 2010 // Heemraadsplein, Rotterdam (NL)
9th of May 2010
Buyakano has been asked to open this years' Dunya on Tour Festival
live @ Opening of // Johan Ida Plein, Rotterdam (NL)
5th of May 2010
Buyakano plays at the opening of the new stadspark Johan Ida Plein
live @ Jeugdtheaterschool // Hofplein, Rotterdam (NL)
21st of April 2010
This time, Buyakano supports a childrens benefit:
30th of March 2010
Buyakano's bandleader and master-of-desaster Julius Oppermann will be on tour for a month, sadly off-time for Buyakano...
live @ Haiti Benefit // WMDC, Rotterdam (NL)
6th of February 2010
Buyakano supports a benefit for Haiti: