BUKU Music + Artwork Venture was initially based in 2012 in New Orleans and has constantly been one of many premiere festivals within the southeast area by way of expertise and curation. Annually, the competition has introduced one thing new and thrilling to the desk, whether or not it was artwork throughout the competition grounds or an act or artist or particular collaboration that was uncommon and distinctive.
Sadly, it’s unclear when precisely we would get to expertise BUKU once more. Yesterday, the competition introduced an indefinite hiatus in addition to the rapid cancellation of its March 2023 occasion. To be clear, indefinite might imply it returns in 2024 — it is perhaps longer, too.
“[…] the present mannequin of BUKU must take a break,” the announcement reads. “We don’t know precisely what the longer term will appear like — and that’s okay as there may be freedom within the unknown — however we all know that we’ll collect once more sometime, in some kind, bursting with creativity and function.”
Followers have proven loads of love for the occasion on social media within the wake of the announcement. Keep tuned for every time it returns. We’ll be ready.
BUKU FOREVER. pic.twitter.com/ihhEXZ2iHD
— BUKU Music + Artwork Venture (@thebukuproject) August 4, 2022
Photograph courtesy of BUKU