Buika (pronounced BWEE-ka) is a two times Grammy nominee, the latest in the category of ‘Best World music album of the year’ 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 as well, and, as part of the many unforgettable artists who help to build up greater multicultural, multidimensional and inspiring art bridges and structures of mass construction for 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 performances, she choses and extraordinary spontaneous repertoire, a rich and eclectic blend of genres such as jazz, reggae, soul, afro ‘fusion’, folk, r’n’b, amongst others; on the spot, these are all seasoned up with such distinctive flamenco fusion accent, and such intensity from the beginning until the very end, that it does not leave anyone indifferent.
Buika began her 2018 World tour journey of storytelling across America, Latin America and Europe; Africa and Asia will follow in the fall. Her new single, will be released by May 2018, the album will follow during the last week of September 2018.
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 pop, 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. New York times, The Newyorker, 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.