Open Streets: Boolaboom Busking

Cornmarket Centre, Cornmarket St.

Sun 19 May 2024 (note: this event has already taken place)

As part of Cork City Council's Open Streets project, BoolaBoom will play two sets on Cornmarket Street at 1pm and on St. Patrick Street (near Brown Thomas) at 1.30pm.

Boolaboom are a super-sized brass and percussion big-band playing acoustic house, jazzy techno and drum & bass belters. A budding collaboration between some of Cork's top jazz musicians and drummers from the Cork City Samba Band, the group officially launched in Summer 2023 and are currently showcasing their growing set.

Boolaboom's original tracks feature catchy brass licks and scintillating brass solos alongside irresistible percussion build-ups and thumping air-punching beat-drops, while covers such as their acoustic rework of Kerri Chandler's deep house classic 'Atmosphere' and 90's dance classic 'Insomnia' by Faithless are sure to thrill jazz and EDM fans alike.