Puerto Rican, electronic duo Buscabulla share their latest music video for “Mio,” from their latest album, Regresa. The video was directed by Buscabulla themselves and was created as an homage to their home. They filmed all throughout Puerto Rico. They strategically decided to open the video by the Playuela coastline which, according to the band, has been at the center of a 20-year battle between local conservation activists and the tourism industry and its land developers.
Buscabulla says it was very important to them to make this video in Puerto Rico, especially after all the horrors the land and its people have endured in the last decade.
"'Mío' is a look outside the tourist’s gaze in Puerto Rico, with recent natural disasters, an ongoing economic crisis and now a global pandemic accelerating gentrification and foreign development, it depicts the island’s picturesque landscapes in contrast with the gritty aesthetic of notorious local festivities which themselves preserve and expand our culture while existing beyond the market forces trying to erase them."
They continue to say that the pride of being able to identify as Puerto Rican is undeniable.
“Despite our neocolonial reality, it will always be our right to assert our own dignity and self-respect. What we are claiming as ours goes beyond what money can buy. Home is even more than land, it is our culture, our people and our history with all its lights and shadows.”
Special Treat: Check out the band’s live performance for the BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn