Buraka Som Sistema are a remarkable dance-orientated collective from Portuguese via Angola, who produce a tremendously unique blend of genres - oft-dubbed "progressive kuduro".

In a live setting they're something of a phenomenon - we were fortunate to see them at EXIT Festival last year for a show that will long live on in the memory banks. A subject matter ripe to be documented - which is handy as that is exactly what is happening, via a documentary supported by Red Bull Music Academy that has now been unveiled. Titled 'Off The Beaten Track', the 60 minute doc directed by Joao Pedro Moreira follows them as they travel to "Luanda, Caracas, London and the Lisbon suburb of Amadora to show how these cities, as well as their sounds, people, colours and movement helped to create the phenomenon that is Buraka Som Sistema."

It is to premiere in September and will be screened before the following shows as seen in the dates below that have just been announced.

Watch the trailer here.

  • 'BSS Full Experience' tour dates
  • 10th October – Village Underground, London
  • 15th October – Lido, Berlin
  • 17th October – Le Maroquenerie, Paris
  • 18th October – ADE, Amsterdam (separate screening)
  • 19th October – Depot, Leuven (Belgium)