Culcha Vulcha

The Brand New Studio Album From Snarky Puppy

Available NOW

Snarky Puppy

North American Tour 2016


Snarky Puppy - Original Song Contest

Snarky Puppy wants to hear your original songs using samples from the song "Tarova" off their latest album Culcha Vulcha. We've provided a sampling of one shots and loops as well as a download of the full, extensive sample pack for you to rework in your own unique track. Snarky wants to hear all styles of music and with the wide ranging sounds available in this high quality sample collection, the possibilities are endless. Show us your best work!

One grand prize winner receives the following:

  • $500
  • An Official release of the Winning Remix on
  • A feature of the Winning Remix on all of Snarky Puppy’s social media properties
  • A Snarky Puppy Deluxe Merch Bundle
  • An hour long Skype session with Michael League
  • A Skype session with another member of Snarky Puppy of the Winner’s choosing
  • Fifty percent of the royalties received from any future licensing placements

Download the samples and read more here

June Tour 2016 with MICHELLE WILLIS

Get ready, Asia, Australia, and New Zealand. The pups are coming to town THIS JUNE. Make sure to get your tickets here to see Snarky Puppy & Michelle Willis (whose debut album, See Us Through, is available now!).


Snarky Puppy's newest baby Culcha Vulcha is available NOW on GroundUP music! Get your CDs available here or to order on iTunes, click here.

Snarky's SECOND Grammy Win!

The Pups have swept up their second Grammy Award, this time for Sylva, in the Best Contemporary Instrumental Album category. This follows their 2014 win for Best R&B Performance with Family Dinner, Volume One's "Something" featuring Lalah Hathaway. Congratulations! You can get your copy of Sylva here.

Hello Culcha Vulcha - Fare Thee Well, Chadwick

This Sunday at 10pm GMT you can hear the very first play of Snarky Puppy’s new album Culcha Vulcha (due out April 29) and also tune into legendary UK radio man Mike Chadwick sign off on his last show on Jazz FM. Click here to listen live!


"I Asked" featuring Becca Stevens & Väsen (FD2)

written by Becca Stevens, produced by Michael League, arranged by Michael League & Snarky Puppy, recorded and filmed at Esplanade Studios in New Orleans, LA, February 12-14, 2015.

"Molino Molero" featuring Susana Baca and Charlie Hunter (FD2)

written by Susana Baca, produced by Michael League, arranged by Michael League & Snarky Puppy, recorded and filmed at Esplanade Studios in New Orleans, LA, February 12-14, 2015.

"Somebody Home" featuring David Crosby (FD2)

written by David Crosby, produced by Michael League, arranged by Michael League & Snarky Puppy, recorded and filmed at Esplanade Studios in New Orleans, LA, February 12-14, 2015.

Album Streams

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    Grown Folks

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    Beep Box

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    The Simple Life

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    The Big Ugly

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    I Asked (featuring Becca Stevens & Väsen)

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    Molino Molero (featuring Susana Baca & Charlie Hunter)

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    Liquid Love (featuring Chris Turner)

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    Soro (Afriki) (featuring Salif Keita, Carlos Malta, & Bernardo Aguiar)

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    Sing to the Moon (featuring Laura Mvula & Michelle Willis)

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    Don't You Know (featuring Jacob Collier & Big Ed Lee)

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    I Remember (featuring Knower & Jeff Coffin)

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    Somebody Home (featuring David Crosby)

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    The Curtain

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    The Clearing

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Brooklyn, NYC.

Jazz + Funk + World + Soul + Pop

Snarky Puppy is truly a different kind of musical animal.

The once Texan, now New York-based quasi-collective Snarky Puppy has gone from the best-kept secret to one of the most respected names in instrumental music. Although still "underground" in many respects, the band earned its first Grammy Award in early 2014 (for Best R&B Performance) and has earned high praise from critical stalwarts like the BBC, Village Voice, The Guardian, New York Times, and Washington Post, as well as the world’s most respected musicians, from Pat Metheny to Prince. Their most recent album, a collaboration with the Dutch large ensemble Metropole Orkest called Sylva, topped Billboard Jazz, Billboard Contemporary Jazz, Billboard Heatseeker, and iTunes Jazz charts. The band has always used live performance as its chief form of evangelism, and over the last 8 years has maintained a more intense tour schedule than almost any band in the idiom with over 1,200 performances.

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