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.