Buika is an African-Spanish singer-songwriter with a giant voice who sprinkles hints of her flamenco roots into her own style of Latin jazz, soul and Afrobeat.
Spain has always been a crossroads of the world and Buika is one of the best representatives of that. The blend of Spanish flamenco with African rhythms is natural. Spain and Africa are only nine miles (14km) apart. In colonial Cuba, the Spanish and African blend gave us Latin music. Buika’s own Spanish and African blend is absolutely mesmerizing.
Buika set to bring down the house at Carnegie Hall – again
Saturday, May 9, 2020 ~ Buika plays Carnegie Hall’s Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage at 8pm. From $17
Buika plays Central Park SummerStage
Sunday, June 30, 2019 ~ Buika headlines SummerStage at Rumsey Playfield in Central Park, NYC at 6pm. FREE
Santana’s Africa Speaks features Buika
June 7, 2019 ~ Mexican-American rock legend Carlos Santana released his latest album featuring Buika on every track.
Buika plays Sony Hall
Friday-Saturday, October 5-6, 2018 ~ The singer plays Sony Hall in the Times Square Theater District at 8 pm. $59.50 – $100
Buika plays The Town Hall
Friday, January 12, 2018 ~ The singer plays The Town Hall in Midtown, Manhattan, for Winter JazzFest at 8 pm. $40 – $70
Buika plays BB King Blues Club
Friday, February 24, 2017 ~ Buika plays BB King Blues Club in Midtown at 8 pm.
Buika plays Carnegie Hall with Ana Moura
April 26, 2016 ~ Buika is joined by Portuguese fado singer Ana Moura at Carnegie Hall in Midtown, Manhattan.
Buika is the Queen of Flamenco Soul
María Concepción Balboa Buika (Concha Buika) was born in Palma de Mallorca, Spain on May 11, 1972. That’s one of the islands in the Spanish Mediterranean. Her parents are from Equatorial Guinea on the West African coast. She currently lives in Miami.
Buika is an amazing torch singer. She sings in many languages and blends her Spanish and African roots with American Jazz and Soul. It is striking to hear Buika sing to you in African accented English and then hit you with a Flamenco cry.
When Buika opens up, you wonder how there could be so much voice inside one person.
Africa Speaks (2019 with Carlos Santana)
Para mi (2017).
Vivir Sin Miedo (Live without Fear, Warner Music, Spain, 2015). One of the album’s singles was Carry your own weight featuring Jason Mraz.
La Noche Mas Larga (The Longest Night, 2013) earned a Grammy nomination for “Best Latin Jazz Album.”
El Ultimo Trago (The Last Drink, 2009), with Cuban piano legend Chucho Valdés, won a Latin Grammy for “Best Traditional Tropical Album.”
Niña de Fuego (Child of Fire, DRO Atlantic, 2008) is a collection of Flamenco, Spanish, and Mexican ballads. It features Javier Limón on guitar.
Mi Niña Lola (My Child Lola, DRO Atlantic, 2006) made Buika an international star.
Buika (DRO Atlantic, 2005) was her first studio album.
To learn more, visit www.BuikaOfficial.com