We regret to announce that Buika has canceled her fall tour, including this concert. We hope to introduce her to UMS audiences in a future season.
Voted one of the world’s “50 Great Voices” by NPR and hailed as the “Flamenco Queen,” Buika is the daughter of political refugees from the African nation of Equatorial Guinea who grew up in a gypsy neighborhood on the Spanish island of Mallorca. She has emerged as a true innovator, a must-see artist among jazz and world music aficionados. Her evident African roots and her cosmopolitanism, developed in clubs in Spain and Americanized during a surreal stint in Las Vegas as a Tina Turner impersonator, led the renowned filmmaker Pedro Almodóvar to cast her in The Skin I Live In and jazz legend Chick Corea to feature her as a special guest during his epic run at the Blue Note in late 2011.
Grammy Award-winning jazz and flamenco vocalist Buika saw her career catch fire in 2009, when her album El Último Trago, a collaboration with Cuban piano giant Chucho Valdés, broke the Top Ten of the Spanish albums charts. Also a collaborator with award-winning flamenco producer Javier Limón, jazz legend Chick Corea, and many others, Buika is set release a new album in 2013.
We welcome Buika for her UMS debut performance.