15/06/2010 (20:00 h)
West African in heritage, raised in exile in Majorca, and embraced by flamenco's inner sanctum, the sensational Concha Buika has ignited Spanish music, bridging its venerable gypsy tradition with a jazz and soul sensibility, effortlessly embracing Cuban grooves and her roots in Equatorial Guinea. A heady cocktail from a compelling stage presence, and a voice of raw emotive power.
Concha Buika is noted as one of the most lively and spontaneous artists in the current Spanish musical scene. With her second album, “Mi Niña Lola” (2006), Concha Buika received the Best Musical Production and Best Album of Canción Española (Spanish Song) at the Spanish Music Awards, and the German Record Critics Award.“Niña de Fuego” (2008), her third album, got her two nominations at the Latin Grammy Awards, best Album and Best Production. Her latest World tour took her to the Montreux Jazz Festival, the North Sea Jazz Festival, Helsinki, Oslo, Zurich, Rome, Argentina, Mexico and the US. Her latest album, “El Último Trago”, released in October 2009, is a tribute to Chavela Vargas, and was recorded in Cuba with Chucho Valdés and his quartet.
"Magnificent. Her music is the rare fusion that honours all its sources" (New York Times)
Instituto Cervantes (Dublín)
Compañía de música de improvisación / Improvised Music Company (Dublín)
Embajada de España (Irlanda)