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1972 -

Origin: Spain

Main instrument: Vocal

Genres: Jazz, World

Born in Majorca and of Equatoguinean ancestry, Concha Buika made her name with an impressive voice and a style fusing flamenco, jazz and soul. After recording Mestizuo with pianist Jacob Sureda in 2001, she released her solo debut, Buika, in 2005. She achieved international success in 2007 with Mi Niña Lola, a gold album in Spain. Stardom came swiftly for the singer: she moved to Miami, collaborating with Chucho Valdés on El Ultimo Trago in 2009 (a tribute to legendary Mexican singer Chavela Vargas and a Latin Grammy winner) and Pat Metheny. After Se Me Hizo Facil in 2010, she worked on the soundtrack for Pedro Almodovar’s La Piel que habito in 2011 and released En Mi Piel the same year. Compared to Nina Simone, Chavela Vargas and Cesaria Evora, she returned with La Noche Más Larga in 2013, an album of originals and famous tracks by Jacques Brel and Billie Holiday.

2014 Buika Sunday, June 29, 2014 at 8 p.m.
Théâtre Maisonneuve - PdA

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