Buika has been a sensation in Spain since her album, “Mi
Nina Lola,” came out in 2005. She is part of a new
generation of flamenco influenced performers who are
hooking young audiences by mixing in other genres. The
fusion of flamenco with jazz, soul and dance rhythms in
Buika's music mirrors the story of her own life.
Buika was born in Palma de Mallorca in 1972 where her
family, originally from Guinea Ecuatorial, live. She learnt
from her mother to listen to the great voices of jazz, and
from the Spanish radio, the flamenco copla that would
influence her vocals.
She started singing at bars & pubs in Mallorca, recording
several songs (house style) and collaborated with La
Fura del Baus in “Ombra”