Posts Tagged ‘Buika’

ToDo ToDay: Buika! The Olms!

On her latest album, La Noche Mas Larga (The Longest Night), the husky-voiced singer Buika takes on songs associated with jazz legend Billie Holiday, Argentine rocker Fito Paez, and Belgian chanson singer Jacques Brel. With the aid of longtime collaborators and some of New York’s top Latin jazz players, Buika melds the cuts into her own [...]

A Little Bit Enfant Terrible: A Chat With Afro-Spanish Singer Buika

Last year, the New York Daily News reported that Afro-Spanish singer Buika was retiring. I asked Buika, who appears at the Howard Theatre tonight, about that.
“Me retiring, I am too young for that," she said. "What happened was that my previous manager was mad at me that I didn’t want to do a 48-date tour [...]

Summer Music Guide: Must-See Global Music

European and American house and techno might be the first thing some people associate with electronic dance music. But some local DJs have been spinning non-Western dance music for years. Their club nights are specialized yet eclectic affairs, reflecting their interests in modern, club-friendly tracks from back home and elsewhere.
The Trinidad-raised DJ Super Slice used [...]

Saturday: Afro-Spanish Singer Buika

What a distinctive voice singer Buika, the Spanish-born daughter of African parents, possesses. Hailed by NPR as one of its “50 Great Voices,” the woman born María Concepción Balboa Buika will bring her raspy, mournful timbre to the George Mason Center for the Arts Saturday night. Over the course of five albums, Concha Buika, as [...]