Posts Tagged ‘flamenco’

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 [...]

Don’t Be Bored: Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique

Conductor John Eliot Gardiner has a reputation of being difficult to work with. His penchant for demeaning musicians cost him at least one job offer, director of the U.K.’s Opera North, when the orchestra flatly refused to play for him. This partly explains how one of the most prolific conductors of our time—he’s recorded more [...]

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 [...]

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