"Once heard, never forgotten . . . one of the most glorious voices to have emerged on the international stage . . . you know instantly that you are in the presence of a rare talent." -Sunday Times (London)
Hailed as the "Flamenco Queen," Buika is the daughter of political refugees from Equatorial Guinea in Africa and grew up in a gypsy neighborhood on the Spanish island of Mallorca. The New York Times calls her unique blend of flamenco, jazz, soul, and blues, "luminous . . . magnificent . . . superb!" Her achingly beautiful voice has been a sensation in Spain since her first album was released in 2005. Part of the miniseries "Faces of Latina Performers." $39, $35; CMA members $38, $34
Generous support for Faces of Latina Performers is provided by Kathryn Karipides and David Brown in memory of their beloved friend May Chicris.
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