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Thu, Jul 11


Millennium Park | Pritzker Pavilion

Millennium Park Summer Music Series Presents: Buscabulla and French Police

Millennium Park Summer Music Series features a wide variety of music from established and emerging artists.

Millennium Park Summer Music Series Presents:  Buscabulla and French Police
Millennium Park Summer Music Series Presents:  Buscabulla and French Police

Time & Location

Jul 11, 2024, 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM

Millennium Park | Pritzker Pavilion, 201 E Randolph St, Chicago, IL 60602, USA

About The Event



Like generations of Puerto Ricans before them, Raquel Berríos and Luis Alfredo Del Valle of experimental pop duo Buscabulla (slang for “troublemaker”) moved to the mainland United States to hustle for their dreams, but a longing for their island ran deep, never escaping their thoughts during the decade they resided there. It was in New York City that the Buscabulla sound was forged, elevated bedroom productions and unique juxtaposition of stylistic highs and lows: Raquel’s textured, high-pitched vocals counterpointed by Luis Alfredo’s poignant bassline; minimalist melodies that evoke throwback salsa and R&B; and whispery re-imaginings of catchphrases from 90s reggaeton and every-day island vernacular. Buscabulla’s first two releases, EP I (2014), produced by Dev Hynes, and EP II (2017), garnered attention and a growing international hunger for the band. However despite their growing successes, in early 2018, in the wake of Hurricane María having wreaked havoc on an island already immersed in economic disarray, Raquel and Luis Alfredo’s longing for their native home became too much to ignore, and they made the decision to move back to Puerto Rico. It was in this context and during this transition that Buscabulla wrote their first album, Regresa. Full of angst and an underlying sense of loss, Regresa, which means “return”, is a bittersweet, introspective, eye-opening journey. Buscabulla calls for self-reflection, awakening and perseverance in the midst of an uncertain future.

French Police

Formed in Chicago, French Police is led by vocalist and guitarist Brian Flores. Their music combines raw energy and introspection, cultivating a dedicated and underground following with their distinctive sound. With the release of their albums “French Police” (2019), “Haunted Castle” (2020), and “BLEU” (2023), they have showcased their artistic growth and have established a sense of identity. French Police has toured in Mexico and North America. Drawing from a variety of influences and inspiration, their music carries a touch of cultural richness, that sets them in a league of their own.

Official Organizer: Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events

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