The Maroon

Buku Music & Art Project returns revitalized

Photo+credit%3A+aLive+Coverage
Back to Article
Back to Article

Buku Music & Art Project returns revitalized

Photo credit: aLive Coverage

Photo credit: aLive Coverage

Photo credit: aLive Coverage

Photo credit: aLive Coverage

Jamal Melancon

Hang on for a minute...we're trying to find some more stories you might like.


Email This Story






The site of the annual Carnival themed Buku Music + Art Project will become a colorful, chaotic place when the festival comes to Mardi Gras World this March.

Touting a stacked musical roster across electronic, indie rock and hip-hop genres, the festival hosts six stages, including a VIP stage. New to the festival this year are some logistic tweaks to enhance the aesthetic, according to Winter Circle Productions, Buku’s promoter.

Festivalgoers will find the live graffiti wall in a different location, as well as some new art installations. Buku’s Back Alley area receives an annual make-over, and the festival is upgrading the sound in the Float Den, according to Spenser Schott, talent and administration assistant.

Each artist’s work will go up for auction at the festival with proceeds benefiting the non-profit music education organization Upbeat Academy and Animal Rescue New Orleans.

“We are really striving to embrace and celebrate progressive elements of the city to keep our musical ecosystem thriving,” Schott said.

Besides the live music and art, festivalgoers are encouraged to enjoy the celebration of the creative and funky subculture of New Orleans. “Bukulture” curators pick authentic street performers, musicians, artists, interactive exhibits and more beforehand to sporadically introduce into the festival in a “pop-up” fashion.

Schott described the excitement of being a part of the festival, whether she’s working on-site or behind the scenes.

“When you’re on-site, you’re watching so many things evolve in front of your eyes, within two sunsets. You experience pop-up performances, blank graffiti canvases made into art, countless boats and barges passing on the river, delicious food made in front of you, live-painting, dance battles, light-shows and so much world-class talent,” Schott said.

The festival will take place the weekend of March 10 to March 11, featuring separately ticketed after party events each night. The Buku Music + Art Project and its after parties taking place at The Republic and The Joy Theater, respectively, are all 18+ events.

Schott said that the Buku team expects the festival to sell out this year, as they have years previous.

“We want to continue bringing a transformative experience to as many people as possible,” Schott said. “Art drives culture and we want people to leave BUKU with a positive attitude that can be carried into their day-to-day lives.”

Print Friendly, PDF & Email
About the Writer
Jamal Melancon, Senior Staff Writer

Jamal is a mass communication senior with a focus in journalism. Before serving on The Maroon as the Senior Staff Writer, Jamal worked as the Worldview...

Leave a Comment

If you want a picture to show with your comment, go get a gravatar.




Navigate Left
  • Buku Music & Art Project returns revitalized

    Food

    Mardi Gras King Cake ice cream hits store freezers across the South

  • Life & Times

    Review: How ‘The Grinch’ Stole My Money

  • Buku Music & Art Project returns revitalized

    Arts

    GALLERY: Celebration in the Oaks

  • Life & Times

    ‘Women in Music’ panel encourages gender inclusivity

  • Buku Music & Art Project returns revitalized

    Life & Times

    December welcomes Nola Krampus-style haunted house

  • Buku Music & Art Project returns revitalized

    Life & Times

    Galactic finalizes purchase of Tipitina’s

  • Buku Music & Art Project returns revitalized

    Arts

    Loyola professor shares trade card collection

  • Buku Music & Art Project returns revitalized

    Life & Times

    Gallery: CBD lights up for the holiday season

  • Buku Music & Art Project returns revitalized

    Life & Times

    Feb. 24 1974: Let’s All Go to the Disco

  • Buku Music & Art Project returns revitalized

    Features

    Five Best Off Campus Study Spots

Navigate Right
Since 1923 • For a greater Loyola
Buku Music & Art Project returns revitalized