Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Buika: La Noche Mas Larga

"Spanish flamenco singer Concha Buika says the key to her music is singing with a 'beautiful idea' and 'really big desire.' Born on the Spanish island of Majorca to parents who fled their home in Equatorial Guinea, Buika performs music that transcends boundaries of language and race. Flamenco may be the root of everything she does, but she blends it with African rhythms, jazz, blues and soul. She's been compared to Nina Simone, Chavela Vargas and Cesaria Evora. Her latest and most diverse album, La Noche Más Larga (The Longest Night), features her own compositions, as well as covers of songs by jazz greats like Billie Holiday and Abbey Lincoln. Buika recently spoke with Tell Me More host Michel Martin about her heritage, strength and latest album. ... On impersonating Tina Turner in Las Vegas 'Tina helped me a lot. Every time I think [about] her, I feel strong. Because sometimes to be on stage, you know, your body hurts. Because some notes are really difficult. Because they go through a room that you don't want to open'" ("Flamenco Sensation Buika Embraces Her 'Animal' Voice," Tell Me More, 6/13/13).

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