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Concha Buika

  • February 17, 2019

María Concepción Balboa Buika, known as Concha Buika and by the stage name Buika, is a Spanish singer from Mallorca, Spain – the daughter of Equatoguinean parents, the late writer Juan Balboa and Honorina Buika. Buika has collaborated with musicians, music producers, Djs and singers in Spanish, Catalan, English, French and Portuguese, with artists such as Seal, Nelly Furtado, Anoushka Shankar, Chick Corea, Pat Metheny, Nitin Sawhney, Charles Aznavour, Jason Mraz, Martin Terefe, Apparatjik, Niño Josele, Mariza, Bebo and Chucho Valdes, Luz Casal, Ivan “Melon” Lewis, “Dizzy” Daniel Moorehead, Jose Luis Perales, Armando Manzanero, and Javier Limon amongst others.

Her albums have been nominated for six Grammy Awards including Niña de Fuego, some of the songs from which are featured here, for the 2008 Latin Grammy Award for Album of the Year and La Noche Más Larga for Best Latin Jazz Album at the 56th Annual Grammy Awards in 2014.

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