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Vhils directs Stoopid

May 15, 2014
Asja Nastasijevic is an Art Historian with the major in Modern Art. She's involved in art writing and criticism for several years now. Art is her passion and writing about it is both work and pleasure. Among modern art movements she loves Fauvism, Abstract Expressionism, and POP ART and her favorite artists are Henri Matisse, Mark Rothko and Andy Warhol. She fell in love with Street Art when she first saw ROA’s Sleepy Pigs in Brussels few years ago. Since then, she devotedly explores this form of artistic expression. She hates when someone asks her whether the street art is a real art. What makes any art a real art? Art is an evolutionary act with constant changes in its performance. In Asja’s opinion, the real art is what you want to hang on the walls of your living room, as simple as that. So she wants to hang the works of Ron English, Gaia and ROA above her TV cabinet or to place the artworks of Mark Jenkins and Isaac Cordal next to her sofa. She enjoys bowling and doodling.

Buraka Som Sistema’s new single Stoopid was recently awarded with a visual treat, a colorful video done by Portuguese artist Vhils. Celebrating their long lasting friendship as well as a number of collaborations on several occasions in the past, Vhils took a role of a video director on Buraka’s single, which is the first taste of their new album. The two teamed up and made a colorful and exciting mess with a splash of colors and things exploding.

Buraka Son Sistema – Stoopid

Years of Friendship: Stoopid

In the artist’s own words: “After all these years of friendship and collaborations between Buraka Som Sistema and me, I tried to blend and condense all that Buraka represents for me in these 3 minutes of video: explosions, energy, color, madness, chaos, creativity and uniqueness.” Vhils took on the challenge of directing this music video with the help of João Pedro Moreira, who also directed the “Off The Beaten Track” documentary as well as the videos for ‘Hangover (Bababa)’ and ‘Sound of Kuduro’. Powerful outburst of colors, destruction, explosions, along with many other crazy things going on in the video, follow unstoppable wild rhythm of kuduro band’s music. It is obviously a big production behind it.

New Album

According to the band, Stoopid was inspired by their travels to all the amazing local dance scenes they had the pleasure of crossing paths with over the last few years. This impressive and refreshing video announces Buraka Som Sistema’s forthcoming new album that we expect to be just as exciting to listen too as it is to watch the video.

Buraka Son Sistema