Hailed by the Spanish and European press as a flamenco star, Buika is blessed with a remarkable voice. Her albums have topped the world music charts of recent years, and ‘El Ultimo Trago’, a collaboration with Chucho Valdes, won her a Latin Grammy music award.
She has recorded four albums, which have been released in more than 22 countries and have sold over half a million copies – a far from negligible figure in these times, especially for such a personal and honest work.
Buika has taken such diverse musical styles as copla, tango, bulerías, bolero, Cuban music and jazz, and made them her own in a uniquely personal way. This is an extraordinary and one-of-a-kind artist.
Now she brings us her fifth studio album, La Noche Más Larga, featuring classic songs across all the genres that have left their mark on her life. And as expected, she adds her own personal twist, reinterpreting them and infusing them with passion and emotion in equal measure.
Standards such as ‘Don`t Explain’ (Nina Simone), ‘Siboney’ (Nana Mouskouri), ‘Santa Lucía’ (Miguel Ríos) and ‘Yo Vengo A Ofrecer Mi Corazón (Fito Páez)’ are fine examples of what this original and electrifying artist is capable of.
The album also includes new songs composed by Buika, such as ‘Como Era’, ‘Los Solos’, ‘Sueño con Ella’, and ‘No lo Se’ (featuring the great Pat Metheny).
"Classy but edgy, controlled but impassioned, what's not to like?" The Independent ****
“Concha Buika possesses the most haunting voice to be found on either side of the Atlantic”. The Sunday Times
"Now here is a woman who could make the One Direction songbook sound like a masterpiece of powerhouse, tormented passion." The Telegraph *****
“She can write emotions just as well as wringing them out of somebody else’s words. Pretty classy, all told." Mojo****
"Never has she sounded more magnificent". Songlines ****