Born in 1972 into a family from Equatorial Guinea, Concha Buika grew up alongside a Gypsy community on the Spanish island of Majorca.
Hailed by the Spanish and European press as a new flamenco star, and a remarkable newcomer on the world music scene, she is blessed with a remarkable voice described as a blend of Tina Turner, Lola Flores and Sarah Vaughan.
Buika mixes soul, jazz and funk with raw flamenco to telling effect, and her album Mi Niña Lola, includes copla standards (traditional songs), like ‘Mi Niña Lola’, ‘Ojos Verdes’ and ‘Mi Carmen’.
Mi Niña Lola has achieved gold status in Spain, and her performance at Midems’s opening show last January has triggered a series of live dates in major venues throughout the world, including the Rex in Paris, the Vienne and Montreux Jazz Festivals, a small tour of Mexico, concerts in Montreal, Miami and New York, as well as the London Jazz Festival this November.
1. Mi Niña Lola
2. Ojos Verdes
3. Te Camelo
4. Ay De Mi Primavera
5. A Mi Manera
8. Bulera Alegre
11. Jodida Pero Contenta