24 Images That Prove BUKU Music + Art Project Hasn't Lost Its Vibrant EdgeArticle by: Eden Saltzman
Mon March 12, 2018 | 10:10 AM
In its seventh year, New Orleans’s own BUKU Music + Arts Project once again drew a young, colorful crowd to dance and rave 'til the small hours of the morning.
Uniquely located at Mardi Gras World, BUKU is a concrete jungle of industrial architecture, featuring myriad repurposed shipping containers, pallets and pipes to create a playground for those with the most creative of imaginations. As festival-goers climbed between neon lights and hammock netting, they bumped into roaming DJ sets or artists heading to scaffolding to complete their graffiti works of art.
Beyond the art, BUKU is a draw for its musical focus on electronic, hip-hop, R&B and indie rock. Headliners for this year’s festival included Bassnectar, Migos, SZA, MGMT and Illenium (Awake Live). Sticking to its NOLA roots, BUKU also hosted numerous local acts, including Pink Room Project, Church*, and Upbeat Academy.
Words are not able to capture the entirety of this festival’s eclectic vibe, so take a look at this gallery below by photographer Linka Odom, and dive into the weird and wonderful world of BUKU.