Buika – Nostalgias
Maria Concepción Balboa Buika (born May 11, 1972, in Palma de Mallorca) known as Concha Buika and by the stage name Buika, is a Spanish singer. Her album Niña de Fuego was nominated for the 2008 Latin Grammy Award for Album of the Year and La Noche Mas Larga was nominated for Best Latin Jazz Album at the 56th Annual Grammy Awards.
Concha Buika was born on May 11, 1972, in Palma de Mallorca, the capital of the Balearic Islands in Spain. She is the daughter of Equatoguinean parents, the late writer Juan Balboa and Honorina Buika, and currently lives in Miami, Florida, USA.
Buika is a poet, composer, music producer and considers the role of “mother” her paramount priority.
It has been said that “Buika combines all the styles along with her emotionally charged lyrics and such broken sensuality in her voice, make her an unparalleled artist.”
She has collaborated with musicians and singers in Spanish, Catalan, English, French and Portuguese, with artists such as Anoushka Shankar, Chick Corea, Niño Josele, Mariza, Bebo y Chucho Valdes, Luz Casal, Ivan “Melon” Lewis, “Dizzy” Daniel Moorehead, Jose Luis Perales, Seal, Armando Manzanero, Nelly Furtado, and Javier Limon.
Buika has collaborated on the sound tracks of several films. Her last experience was in 2011, when Director Pedro Almodóvar included two Buika songs in his movie La piel que habito (The Skin I Live In).
Buika’s songs “Por el amor de amar” (For love’s sake) and “Se me hizo facil” (I found it easy) made their first appearance on the big screen.
Buika has performed in more than 22 countries. In 2010, she performed 95 concerts in places including France, Turkey, Argentina and Mexico.
In 2000, Buika began in the music industry with her first album Mestizuo (2000, Producciones Blau S.L.), a presentation in the form of piano and vocals.
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