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Buika
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Buika

FEB 14–17 | WEEK OF LOVE

Feb 14 - Feb 17
Miner Auditorium
ThuFeb 14
7:30 PM

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FriFeb 15
7:30 PM

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SatFeb 16
7:30 PM

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SunFeb 17
7:00 PM

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Only a unique confluence of cultural influences could produce an artist as strikingly original as Buika, who has earned a devoted cadre of fans and collaborators ranging from celebrated filmmaker Pedro Almódovar to musicians Pat Metheny, Seal, Rachelle Ferrell, Anoushka Shankar and Nelly Furtado.

Born in Spain to parents in political exile from Equatorial Guinea, she grew up on the Spanish island of Mallorca. She was exposed to great jazz singers by her mother and forged a breathtaking, soul-drenched vocal style combining traditional Spanish coplas with the Gypsy laments of flamenco and jazz improvisation. A commanding performer with a husky, crushed-velvet voice, Buika saw her career catch fire in 2009 with El Último Trago, a collaboration with Cuban piano giant Chucho Valdés that netted the pair a Latin GRAMMY for Best Traditional Tropical Album and was certified gold. In 2010, during Chick Corea’s month-long residency at the Blue Note in New York, Buika was featured in his stunning flamenco ensemble in performances that inspired JazzTimes to call her “a powerhouse with great range and emotional depth.” National Public Radio voted her one of the world’s “50 Great Voices,” her latest release, Para Mí, was nominated for a GRAMMY.

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A commanding performer with a husky, crushed-velvet voice.

Though compared to Nina Simone, Billie Holiday and Edith Piaf, she sounds like no one but herself.

Los Angeles Times

Though compared to Nina Simone, Billie Holiday and Edith Piaf, she sounds like no one but herself.

Los Angeles Times

Personnel

Buika vocals
Yoonmi Mari Choi keyboards
Porcia Angelina bass & backing vocals
Camellia Akhamie Kies drums
Nicole Glover saxophone

The outspoken queen of flamenco fusion.

The Guardian

Personnel

Buika vocals
Yoonmi Mari Choi keyboards
Porcia Angelina bass & backing vocals
Camellia Akhamie Kies drums
Nicole Glover saxophone

The outspoken queen of flamenco fusion.

The Guardian

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