Santa Monica, Ca- August 10th marked the penultimate concert of the season at the Santa Monica Pier Twilight Concert Series with a night of Latin music. Kicking off the musical offerings for the evening was the Puerto Rican electro-funk duo Buscabulla. The Twilight Concert series has attracted names big and small alike to consistently deliver solid shows, free of admission, that are for the people. Kicking off the Santa Monica Pier Twilight Concerts’ “Latin Night” was the infectious rhythms provided by the Spanish language experimental pop group Buscabulla.
Featured in Rolling Stone’s “10 New Artists You Need to Know: February 2017”, Puerto Rican duo Buscabulla got the evening rolling with their unique blend of approachable pop and eclectic style of funk, soul, and electronic music. Singer Raquel Berrios eloquently accompanied the sound with her smooth and lyrical voice. Berrios, a Puerto Rican native, started off as a solo artist in New York until she me her co-conspirator Luis Alfredo Del Valle, a fellow Puerto Rican native to form Buscabulla, a term that is loosely translated to “troublemaker”. The duo soonafter became a trio with L. Daniel Valentin filling in the mix.
From backstage, local show-runners were caught off guard with Buscabulla, stopping to give a closer listen. With heads bobbing, they were drawn to an unfamiliar sound and rhythm with universal appeal that echoed with the rest of the audience. There is no doubt that Buscabulla is a force to be reckoned with in not only the Latin Music scene but by across the board for music lovers everywhere.
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