live @ Rigolo Nouveau Cirque // Aftershowparty, St. Gallen (CH)
22nd of November 2014
Buyakano will be the band for the Aftershowparty of Rigolo Swiss Nouveau Cirque for their show "Wings in my Heart".
They had supported our crowdfunding campain earlier this year, now we return the favor!
We will bring our Percussion section together with the vocalists. Sadly, the location can not handle the entire band...
But, as we all know, the minimized formation packs quite a punch! Like back in the old days!
live @ Rigolo Nouveau Cirque // Aftershowparty, St. Gallen (CH)
We are very happy about having been booked for the Bardentreffen Festival 2014, and looking forward to play there! Big Bad Brass meets Power Percussion in Bavaria! This is gonna be fun, be sure not to miss it if you have the chance!
Being the last gig of the summer for us, we are sure to take it to the max, in short: BOMBASTO
Bardentreffen Festival // Nürnberg (DE)
live @ Grand Opening KLP // Güstritz, Wendland (DE)
29th of May 2014
Buyakano will be play on the opening night of the 25th Kulturelle Landpartie!
Taking place from the 29th of May til the 9th of June, artists living in the area open their doors and ateliers to the public, creating a wonderful free athmosphere, with life, art and music all over this region.
And on the opening evening of these festivities, we will perform in a circus tent full of them :-)
So, if you have never heard of the KLP, be sure to go and experience it! To the rest of you: See you there!
Grand Opening KLP // Güstritz, Wendland (DE)
Buyakano has been booked to play at KingJazz in Roosendaal.
Being the hometown of our very own genuine bass-trombone virtuoso Bart van Gorp, it is our greatest pleasure to show the people of Roosendaal (and all visitors of this festival), what modern samba is really about!
Kringjazz Festival // Roosendaal (NL)
live @ BOMBASTO release // Poortgebouw, Rotterdam (NL)
8th of May 2014
Looking forward to presenting our new EP BOMBASTO to the Rotterdam public at the Poortgebouw! Much like last time we played there (video release), this is sure to be a blast, shaking the building in it's fundaments!
Buyakano - Bombasto ; Has a nice ring to it, don't you agree?
live @ BOMBASTO release // Poortgebouw, Rotterdam (NL)
live @ King's Dubstep Music-Video Release // Poortgebouw, Rotterdam (NL)
15th of March 2014
We have a celebration going on: Be at Rotterdam's Poortgebouw on Saturday evening to get an exclusive first-time-ever look at our new music-video to our song "The King's Dubstep"!
There will be DJs, drinks, Buyakano playing a short set, and a beamer to show the clip! World-Pop, erm in this case accoustic dubstep, filmed in the woods, with fire, crazy costumes and a weird storyline...
live @ Slam!FM Halloween Extravagant Edition // Brielle (NL)
30th of September 2013
We will be playing a short showcase during the Slam!FM party Halloween Extravagant Edition on the 30th of September. Last chance for us to warm up for our upcoming studio sessions, this gig in condensed line-up (Modern Samba Percussion section + MC Andy Smart on rap) is sure to be a blast. And will give us all the opportunity to discover Nederland a bit closer, we have never been in Brielle before.
As time goes on, with such a huge line-up, it sadly is inevitable that some of our members have a change in their personal biographies, and change location along with it. But worry not, change is part of life, or as Rafiki (you know, the monkey-shaman-wise-guy) from Lion King puts it: Change is good!
Our blazing horn-section is about to be re-vamped, as we say goodbye to our terrific bass-trombone fundament Reinaldo "Koko" Donoso Pizarro, who moves back to Chile in fall, as well as our "man-in-the-middle" Roberto "Moña" Lorenzo Elekes who moves to Madrid.
It has been our greatest pleasure to have been playing with you guys, we all have grown because of it ("Louder! Faster! Nastier!") and have really become a family-away-from-home over the course of the last years.
Thanks so much for all of your effort, energy, love, blood and sweat! We really have had a blast!
Or, in the words of Roberto "That was some really nasty shit, bro!"
Buyakano has had some terrific concerts this summer, most notably our shows on SommerMusikFest, Loshausen WorldMusicFestival and a fantastic collaboration with Rüdiger Oppermann's KlangWelten in Frankfurt.
Another highlight being the presentation of the Buyakano Workshop that we gave, the performance was truly bombastic:
50 Drummers, 10 Horns, together with our usual bass-guitar-insane-rap combo was almost like a force of nature! Blasting some of our songs with more than 60 people was simply to good to be true...
Stay tuned for more media from the before-mentioned shows, as far as we know, all of it has been filmed ;-)
It was great to be spending so much time together, finally in a warm, summer-sunny surrounding, with great food, athmosphere...in short:
As things should be!
By now we are all spread throughout europe, having various individual summer plans, and are very much looking forward to our next major happening:
Recording our second CD coming october!
As always, thanks to all our fans for their support and the roaring crowds on the concerts, it is great to feel your amazing energy every time!
On a side-note: Our website is currently receiving a minor facelift. In case something is quirky, or not what you would expect, please contact us and let us know!
Together with the multi-Instrumentalist Alfred Ssempeke, Rüdiger Oppermann, the traditional korean drummers from Noreum Machi and many others, this is sure to be one heck of a concert, and we love being part of this...Modern Samba Percussion together with Korean Drums? Hell Yeah!
After those exciting weeks Buyakano will have come from, we'll gladly take some time off after this last concert of the summer.
KlangWelten Sommer Special // Burgfestspiele, Dreieichenhain (DE)
First confirmed show for summer 2013 is the SummerMusikFestival where we will be playing on the first and second evening to welcome the people to this wonderful festivity, basically one week of music, workshops, holiday and party.
live @ WorldMusic Festival // Park, Loshausen (DE)
26th of June 2013
This world-music festival is fittingly called WorldMusic Festival, and has booked us for a gig on the 26th of July. The Festival takes place from the 26th-28th of July in Loshausen, Germany, and we are very happy to play on their first evening.
As we perform directly next to this town during the SommerMusikFest on the very next evening, we are glad to announce: Hessen, here we come!
WorldMusic Festival // Park, Loshausen (DE)
Fusion is an alternative Festival for World-, Electronic-, Reggae- and Hip-Hop music in the east of Germany on the grounds of an old military airport, the biggest non-comercial Festival in Germany with around 55.000 visitors each year!
We are very happy to come and play there (twice!) and will announce more infos (exact showtimes & dates) when we get to know them.
Fusion Festival // Flugplatz, Lärz (DE)
live @ Muziek op de Rotte // Noordplein, Rotterdam (NL)
22nd of June 2013
Buyakano plays a set on the event "Muziek op de Rotte" in Rotterdam.
The stage is floating on the water, and of course we all expect a beautiful summer evening! The show takes place in the vicinity of Noordplein, in the north of Rotterdam. Come there and celebrate with us, it is our last show in the Netherlands before our summer-tour!
Muziek op de Rotte // Noordplein, Rotterdam (NL)
We have started to work with Jahviva Booking, an agency specialized in mostly world music, located in the south of Germany. They have a great crew and a very practical, down-to-earth, comforting way to handle things.
We are looking forward playing for them and are very curious where this will lead us to in the future! Check out our page on their website at www.jahviva.com!
It is our pleasure to have been played during "Sonideros" on RNE3, the 3rd national spanish radio station!
This is the audio of their program, we are featured with Sascha Fabulous starting at 42:20. In case you missed it (...) you can now find it here as well as on their website.
Sonideros: Kiko Helguera & Rodolfo Poveda - La distancia - 17/03/13
So who now explains to me why Buyakano is being played on national spanish radio, in a country where the band has never been before, opposed to sooo many shows in the Netherlands or Germany with no airtime to show for it? Not that we are complaining, quite the opposite, just wondering. ;-)
Current european financial politics by the german government finally show an effect: According to this broadcast, there are no germans in the band...
We play 2 sets, once a short preview of 25 minutes on the openAir stage at 16:00 o clock, and the second time on the stage of the Schlachthof in the evening at 21:45.
We are highly anticipating these 2 shows as they are the perfect showcase for all those samba fanatix in Germany. And, since we do something different than the rest, the audience is bound to either love or hate it ;-)
Bremer Karneval 2013 // Schlachthof, Bremen
It is our greatest pleasure to introduce you to the newest member of our family:
On guitar, from Spain, Olmo Marin!
Olmo is a great addition to our crew, his great energy is a pleasure for all, and he gives the band that little extra in terms of sound and accompaniment. Many great songs to come, until now it has been a lot of fun rehearsing with him.
First gig together will be at the Bremer Karneval, get ready for Olmo Marin!
Music Contact is an established Agency/Management in Tübingen, Germany for "Roots and World Music, Irish Folk, Traditional World Music, World Beat, Acoustic Country and Bluegrass Music, Blues, Gospel, Comedy, New Thrills".
Bottom line: Just like us they don't really care about the genre, more about the overall quality and impact of the music. We are very proud to have made it here and are looking forward to future collaborations with such an institution!
Bring it on! (In the alphabetical artist-order we made it near the top ;-)
otherwise to be found under the category "special")
Buyakano's master of disasterJulius Oppermann is touring in and around Germany with KlangWelten Festival and will be unable to work with the band for the months November & December.
Sadly this means that we will be in hibernation until January 2013, even though continuing with rehearsals in the meanwhile.
We are very excited about the coming months, working on many shows all over europe as we speak!
live @ FullMoon Babylon // grounds, Rotterdam (NL)
29th of October 2012
Once again playing for FullMoon Babylon!
Buyakano once again sets out to blast a show on this year's first FullMoon Babylon Concert, even more so happy as this is an anniversary for the event. A warm welcome for all those that arrived to Rotterdam recently, and a long-awaited reunion of the FullMoon and Buyakano.
"Oh my god, this shit is getting funky" - check out the videos from the last time we performed there!
FullMoon Babylon // grounds, Rotterdam (NL)
Buyakano is "Passenger of the Month" in the October edition on Recordjet.com!
What a pleasure, what an honor :-)
No, seriously, we are truly happy that our EP goes round the world, we are down to our last 750 copies already! Props to our Label Hey!blau for the great support and new impulses they have given us so far! And of course thanks to the people at recordjet for featuring us.
Currently we are rehearsing, writing new songs, improving the old ones and getting ready for the next boombastic buyakano season! It's fun to have all of us together, quite a happening in itself...
Since we sadly lost one of our original caixas we will re-arrange the line-up to account for that. Same same, but different.
Getting ready to kick some ass! :-)
live @ Volkstheater // Spinosapark, Rotterdam (NL)
8th of September 2012
Volkstheater is supported by Buyakano once more on September 8th for a festival in Spinosapark, Rotterdam Zuid.
Playing once with our Percussion section followed by a show in our full-power-line-up this event is sure to be a blast! Hello Rotterdam, nice to be back!
Volkstheater // Spinosapark, Rotterdam (NL)
Buyakano is playing a set for KaarstTotal on September 1st!
The whole city is a party on this week-end, and we are glad to be a part of it! We will be playing as a walking act prior to our show on the VW Stage. More info can be found on their website at www.kaarsttotal.de. Yet another fun trip to Germany!
Kaarst Total // Stadtzentrum, Kaarst (DE)
It is our greatest pleasure to announce that Buyakano is performing during the opening night of the Zeltival!
Officially the evening is called Zeltival - the next generation and we will gladly deliver just that: The next generation of danceable music.
Karlsruhe, here we come!
Zeltival // Tollhaus, Karlsruhe (DE)
To close their upcoming France-Tour, Buyakano will open the International Camac Harp Festival in Ancenis, Loire-Atlantique, Pays de la Loire. Opening the festivities both on the 25th and 26th it is a perfect closing of our tour, leading us back to Rotterdam on the 27th for Dunya on the next day.
Buyakano is currently recording their debut EP in the DJC Studio!
It is a great pleasure to be working with Manuel Cooymans on this, having recorded the album of Medicamento he has excellent expertise in the sound we wish to create: Fresh and hip, strong yet dynamic.
Featuring Jenny, Andy and Irene on vocals, with strong horns and a fat bass these recordings are sure to be a blast! A bombastic wall of sound indeed!
Radio 6 has featured a video from a recent performance of our take on Outkasts "Hey Ya!" on their blog. Check it out, that evening was truly fun...
Thanks to Guido for the exposure, and of course to everybody that helped that evening happen! Well, they actually called us Buyakana, but hey, I guess that's what you get for picking a name that weird ;-)