Buika

“Luminous...magnificent...superb!”
– The New York Times

“Though compared to Nina Simone, Billie Holiday and Edith Piaf, she sounds like no one but herself”
– Los Angeles Times

“Buika belongs to a lineage of artists that is found very rarely. She only knows how to sing with her heart ripped apart”
– Pedro Almodovar

“I love this artist! Pure Passion and the most gorgeous texture in her voice”
– Alicia Keys

Buika (pronounced BWEE-ka) is a two times Grammy nominee, the latest in the ‘Best World music album of the year’ category, at the 60th ceremony, on January 2018 (New York); she is a Latin Grammy winner, and a Latin Grammy nominee every other year.

Buika exposes her true self on the stage or every time she speaks or sings to others, is part of the many unforgettable artists who share the emotional challenge of building up greater multicultural, multidimensional and inspiring art bridges, musical structures of mass construction for the many of us.

She of the sensual languorous soulful voice that can reach any fiery heart, bears her soul to her followers across the world and everyone who dares to listen to her without the fear of letting go.

For every single one of her albums and performances, she choses and extraordinary spontaneous repertoire, a rich and eclectic blend of genres such as deep contemporary jazz, reggae, soul, afro ‘fusion’, folk, r’n’b, amongst others. On the spot and while on the stage, these will be seasoned up with such distinctive flamenco fusion accent vocally, and such intensity from the beginning until the very end, that it does not leave anyone indifferent.

For Buika and her female band, Buika World tour 2020 stands for diversity “each one of them represents a different culture .- Asia, Latin America, Europe, Africa and USA.

María Concepción Balboa Buika “Buika” born in Majorca, Spain, daughter of Equatoguinean parents of the Bubi tribe; immersed and surrounded by multiple cultures throughout her life, had a variety of musical influences, from African high live “Soukous / Makossa” to jazz, flamenco, pop, r’n’b, soul and folk to name a few; as she affirmed, “My mother would listen and dance to many musical genres, she had a great record collection”. This eclectic upbringing shaped Buika’s ability to make music without limitations. During her amazing recording career, her albums flow seamlessly between jazz, soul, reggae, afro beat, r’n’b fusion and or flamenco fusion.

Singer, composer, producer of her own albums, poet, That’s BUIKA “The voice of freedom” as NPR music radio described her a while ago and from whom, she earned the honorable place on their ’50 Best voices of all time’ list. The New York Times, The New Yorker, Ebony, El Confidencial, Metro, Daily Mail, El Pais, BBC World, CNN, are some of the many media sources that have and keep praising Buika’s extraordinary work over the years.

Tour Dates & Avails

Walter Smith III

August 5, 2019 Newport Jazz Festival
Newport, RI, USA
August 25, 2019 Da Camera
Houston, TX, USA

Steve Lehman Trio // "The People I Love" US Tour

September 19, 2019 Kuumbwa Jazz Center
Santa Cruz, CA, USA
September 20, 2019 SFJAZZ Center
San Francisco, CA, USA
September 21, 2019 Constellation
Chicago, IL, USA
September 22, 2019 Bop Stop
Cleveland, OH, USA
September 24, 2019 – September 25, 2019 Jazz Standard
New York, NY, USA
September 26, 2019 Regatta Bar
Boston, MA, USA

The Jazz Gallery All-Stars

September 1, 2020 – October 18, 2020 AVAIL Worldwide

Tigran Hamasyan

April 30, 2020 Lawrence University
Appleton, WI, USA

Theo Croker 'Star People Nation'

September 14, 2019 Lodge Room
Los Angeles, CA, USA
September 16, 2019 Springfield Technical Community College
Springfield, MA, USA
September 20, 2019 – September 21, 2019 Blue LLama
Ann Arbor, MI, USA
September 23, 2019 Dizzy's Club (Big Brother Big Band)
New York, NY, USA
October 22, 2019 CBE
Cologne, Germany
October 27, 2019 Grillo Theater
Essen, Germany
November 1, 2019 The Loft, UCSD
San Diego, CA, USA

Gerald Clayton Quartet US Tour

September 23, 2019 – September 24, 2019 Lied Center (Solo)
Lawrence, KS, USA
September 27, 2019 Monterey Jazz Festival
Monterey, CA, USA
September 28, 2019 – September 29, 2019 Moss Theatre
Los Angeles, CA, USA
October 1, 2019 Musical Instrument Museum
Phoenix, AZ, USA
October 3, 2019 The Outpost
Albuquerque, NM, USA
October 4, 2019 Santa Fe Music Collective
Santa Fe, NM, USA
October 6, 2019 Bach Dancing & Dynamite Society
Half Moon Bay, CA, USA
October 7, 2019 University of Nevada
Reno, NV, USA
October 8, 2019 The Triple Door
Seattle, WA, USA
October 10, 2019 – October 13, 2019 Jazz Standard
New York, NY, USA
October 16, 2019 Blues Alley
Washington, DC, USA
October 19, 2019 The Factory at Franklin
Franklin, TN, USA
November 20, 2019 Herb Alpert Music Center (Solo)
Los Angeles, CA, USA

Buika

August 1, 2019 Patio Theater
Chicago, IL, USA
August 3, 2019 Newport Jazz Festival
Newport, RI, USA

JD Allen

January 25, 2020 Jefferson Center
Roanoke , VA, USA

New Orleans Jazz Orchestra

September 1, 2019 Detroit Jazz Festival
Detroit, MI, USA
December 13, 2019 – December 14, 2019 JALC with René Marie
New York, NY, USA

Marcus Lewis Big Band

September 3, 2019 Des Moines Jazz Festival
Des Moines, IA, USA

Camila Meza & The Nectar Orchestra

August 4, 2019 Newport Jazz Festival
Newport, RI, USA
September 14, 2019 Lake George Jazz Festival
Lake George, NY, USA
September 28, 2019 Tempe Arts Center
Tempe, AZ, USA
October 12, 2019 Mondriaan Jazz Festival
The Hague, Netherlands
November 8, 2019 SFJAZZ
San Francisco, CA, USA
November 11, 2019 Arcata Playhouse
Arcata, CA, USA
November 15, 2019 – November 16, 2019 Younes and Soraya Nazarian Center for the Performing Arts
Los Angeles, CA, USA

Marcus Strickland 'Twi-Life'

August 4, 2019 Newport Jazz Festival
Newport, RI, USA

Joel Ross 'Good Vibes' 'Kingmaker' Release Tour

August 3, 2019 Newport Jazz Festival
Newport, RI, USA
August 30, 2019 Chicago Jazz Festival
Chicago, IL, USA
September 13, 2019 White Plains Jazz Festival
White Plains, NY, USA
October 17, 2019 Kummbwa Jazz Center
Santa Cruz, CA, USA
October 18, 2019 Vashon Center for the Arts
Vashon, WA, USA
October 19, 2019 Earshot Jazz Festival
Seattle, WA, USA
October 20, 2019 Holocene
Portland, OR, USA
October 21, 2019 Brubeck Institute
Stockton, CA, USA
October 25, 2019 BRIC Jazz Festival
Brooklyn, NY, USA
November 21, 2019 Annenberg Center
Philadelphia, PA, USA
December 29, 2019 – January 1, 2020 Umbria Winter Jazz Festival
Umbria, Italy

Sullivan Fortner Trio

July 20, 2019 – July 21, 2019 Cola Jazz Camp
Columbia, SC, USA
July 28, 2019 Woods Hole Jazz (Solo Piano)
Falmouth, MA, USA
September 19, 2019 Temple University
Philadelphia, PA, USA
September 22, 2019 – September 23, 2019 Boise Jazz Society
Boise , ID, USA
October 1, 2019 Exuberance
Philadelphia, PA, USA
October 3, 2019 – October 6, 2019 Jazz Standard
New York, NY, USA
October 26, 2019 Clermont-Ferrand
Clarmont-Ferrand, France
November 18, 2019 – November 19, 2019 Paris Philharmonie
Paris, France
December 29, 2019 – January 1, 2020 Umbria Winter Residency
Umbria, Italy

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