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Brace for BUKU 2020


Haley Soares, Arcade Editor

February 26, 2020

Mardi Gras may have ended, but don’t fret — the upcoming BUKU Music + Art Project guarantees that the party won’t be ending any time soon here in New Orleans.  The festival will be returning to New Orleans for its eighth year, founded in 2012 as a uniquely New Orleans festival experience ...

Beaucoup de talent at BUKU: What to expect from anticipated artists

Photo courtesy of Diament Public Relations

Kila Moore, Hannah Erbrick, and Hannah Eichelbaum

March 14, 2019

No place serves up a party quite like New Orleans. With tons of festivals, concerts and, of course, Mardi Gras, the city promises a good time no matter the season. Back for its eighth year, BUKU Music + Art Project is sure to get your blood thumping, hips swaying and taste buds tingling with a jam-packed...

Big names bring crowds to BUKU Music + Art Project despite cancellations

BUKU Art and Music Project returned for its sixth year this past weekend. Despite the last-minute cancellations of several popular musicians, the festival impressed overall.

Jessica Galloway and Josh Jessiman

March 14, 2018

New Orleans as a city is well-known for its massive number of festivals and its wide variety of culture and music that flood the city every year, but few other events measure up to the spectacle that is the BUKU Music + Art with its signature flashing lights, earth-shaking bass and costumed shenan...

Unique BUKUlture differentiates New Orleans music festival

Buku Music and Art Project begins 2 p.m. Friday, March 9 in buildings across the Mississippi Riverfront and focuses on celebrating its unique BUKulture - a combination of art displays and live music.

Jessica Galloway, Arcade Editor

March 7, 2018

New Orleans is a city like no other, so it's on-brand for one of the city's largest music festivals to offer its attendees experiences that they won't find anywhere else. The musical performances offered are one thing – headliners like Migos, MGMT and SZA are bound to attract crowds – but the uniq...

BUKU Lineup Reaction: MGMT and SZA headline music fest


Luke Bravo, Staff Reporter

November 17, 2017

Only the first of three waves of BUKU Music + Art Project artists has been released so far, but at this point, music fans know many big names will be taking the stage this coming March. Two headliners, MGMT and SZA, will be sure to electrify the crowds with loud electronic pop, and Bassnectar will bring...

Up and coming artists Kaiydo, Ambre discuss path to musical success

Nurah Lambert, Associate Arcade Editor

March 21, 2017

Twenty seems to be a magic number, the age of both up-and-coming Florida rapper Kaiydo and New Orleans native musician Ambre. Kaiydo hit the ground running with a lineup of scheduled shows, a summer tour and new music releases. His most recent project "Colors and Sounds" in which he released one new...

BUKU Music + Art Project succeeds despite disappointments

$UICIDEBOY$ take the stage at BUKU Art + Music Fest Mar. 11. The New Orleans natives' high-energy set amped up the audience even after a long day of festival-going.

Nurah Lambert and Josh Christian

March 16, 2017

The living, avant-garde BUKU Music + Art Project 2017 featured a variety of musicians and artists of many backgrounds. Attractions such as the Live Graffiti Gallery, stilt walkers, live dancers and, of course, music performances graced the festival this year. Though The Arcade could not make it to...

Sold-out Buku Music + Art Project triumphs in fifth year

The sold-out festival featured headliners such as Future, Kid Cudi and CHVRCHES.

Heather Andelsman l Staff Reporter

March 16, 2016

There is only one place on Earth where you can find Mardi Gras floats, strobe lights and guys dressed in polar bear costumes all while losing yourself in a dynamic combination of house, trap and hip-hop music. Buku Music + Art Project is not just a music festival, but a center of creative ideas that...

The Arcade makes bold Buku predictions

The Arcade makes bold Buku predictions

The Arcade

January 13, 2016

One of New Orleans' youngest music festivals, The Buku Music + Art Project, has made a name for itself in the festival circuit by creating impressive lineups that mesh rap, electronic and rock artists. This year's lineup is no exception, and according to Buku's various social media accounts, there's mo...

Buku releases initial lineup

Taylor DeMulling, Associate Arcade Editor

December 1, 2015

The release of The Buku Music + Art Project’s initial lineup comes as good news for music lovers everywhere, especially those still suffering from post-concert depression after Voodoo Music + Arts Experience in October.Buku, the art and music festival at Mardi Gras World, boasts an impressive and ...