BUKU's Blend of Incredible Music & Live Art is So New Orleans
It's Spring, which means New Orleans is in full "get weird" mode. Right on the heels of Mardi Gras and Fat Tuesday, BUKU Music + Art Project opened its gates this past weekend for festies from all over to don their most outrageous gear and party to some of the best performers in the country.
Across six stages (and a few venues in the city for after hours shows) at Mardi Gras World, right on the Mississippi River in in New Orleans’ Warehouse District, a unique blend of electronic music, hip-hop, and even New Orleans's own bounce music fills the air with electricity night and day. When festival-goers weren't grooving to the likes of Travis Scott, deadmau5, Grizmatik (a special collab between GRiZ and Gramatik), Run The Jewels, Zeds Dead, Tycho, Juvenile, Zhu, and Vince Staples, there was visual, performance, and street art around every corner it the festival's post-industrial setting.
Captured by photographer Linka Odom , the images below show BUKU as the colorful, vibrant playground of music and self-expression it is.