Mar 242019
 

Toro Y Moi performs on the Power Plant stage on Friday at the 2019 Buku Music and Arts Festival. (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

March 22 and 23, the 2019 Buku Music and Art Project took over Mardi Gras World. The annual event, which began in 2012, featured acts both local and national, as well as visual art.

Friday, March 22

The New Orleans-based Trombone Shorty Academy performs on the Switchyard Stage. (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

Kevin Gates, a Louisiana-born rapper, performs on the Power Plant Stage. (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

Rico Nasty performs on the Ballroom Stage. (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

Playboi Carti performs at the Ballroom Stage. (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

Mayday Parade performs in the Ballroom Stage (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

 

Steven Canezaro dances outside of the Ballroom Stage. (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

Denzel Curry performs in the Ballroom. (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

Death Grips performs on the Ballroom Stage. (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

Lyric Walker, left, and Taylor Karamer dance with a fiber optic whip to the music of Ekalo. (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

Felicia Fowler dances with the Buku Breakers to the music of Fisher at the Wharf Stage. (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

Saturday, March 23

Scrim, of the New Orleans-born $uicideboy$, looks out over the crowd during their performance on the Wharf Stage. (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

Riva Inocencio, left, and Bianca Santalla dance to Liquid Stranger at the Wharf Stage. (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

A$AP Rocky hops up on a car during his performance on the Power Plant stage. (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

Earl Sweatshirt performs on the Power Plant stage. (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

New Orleans’ own  James Seville, left, DJ ToineBoy, right, perform on the Float Den stage. (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

Fans watch J.I.D. and EarthGang from the balcony at the Ballroom stage. (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

Lil Jodeci, left, New Orleans-born DJ and co-founder of the Pink Room Project, performs on the Wharf stage. (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

DJ Tristan Dufrene, a native of Cut Off, Louisiana, entertains on the Float Den stage. (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

St. Augustine Purple Knight Malik Ninety Five engages the crowd during his performance on the Float Den stage with DJ Shaad Smooth. (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

The Baton Rouge-born sludge band Thou, performs on the Power Plant stage. (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

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