Buika is an African-Spanish singer-songwriter with a giant voice who sprinkles Flamenco hints over her own style of Afro-Spanish soul.
Buika is Afro-Flamenco
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.
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.
Buika in New York City
Carnegie Hall with Ana Moura on April 26, 2016.
BB King Blues Club in Midtown Friday, February 24, 2017 at 8 pm.
The Town Hall in Midtown, Manhattan, Friday, January 12, 2018 at 8 pm. $40 – $70
To learn more about Buika, visit www.ConchaBuikaMusic.com