Sunday, October 31, 2010


Talk about world music.  Buika combines African, Spanish and Gypsy influences, all of which reflect her heritage and experience.

Buika grew up in the only black family in a Gypsy neighborhood on the Spanish island of Majorca. Her politically active parents went there after escaping the brutal government in Equatorial Guinea in Africa.

 Her neighbors, Spanish Romani people (Romano Calo/Gitanos), imbued in her the traditional "cante" flamenco.

While she learned how to play the guitar, piano, bass, and drums as a child, she found more opportunities as a singer or vocalizing on the street.  Her music mixes flamenco and coplas with soul and jazz.

I am so happy to have discovered Buika and can't believe it took me this long.  She is wonderful.

Hope this connection to YouTube works.

We got a comment suggesting a Buika blog.  I'm putting the address here.



Anonymous said...

Tu puedes ver mas sobre Buika aquí:

Morgan said...

Gracias por la informacion.