Buika's latest album, her first as both the producer and performer, is titled La Noche Más Larga.
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August 31, 2013 The singer's latest release marks the first time she's been able to produce an album herself. Blending interpretations of jazz classics and Latin American ballads with original compositions, the record mirrors her journey to this new stage in her career.
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The Buika performs a Tiny Desk Concert in June 2013.
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August 26, 2013 Concha Buika's voice doesn't come from inside her petite body: It comes from Africa, and from the past. There are obvious traces of flamenco, itself a historical mash-up of the Moors and various transitory cultures in southern Spain and north Africa. Watch Buika perform in the NPR Music offices.
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Buika blends flamenco with African rhythms, jazz, blues and soul.
June 13, 2013 When Buika was growing up on the Spanish island of Majorca, she was used to people saying her voice was ugly. But that didn't stop her. Today, Buika blends flamenco with jazz, blues and soul. Here, she explains how she found her voice and offers a look at her new album.
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Buika's new album, La Noche Más Larga, comes out June 4.
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May 26, 2013 The Spanish singer digs deep on an album that functions as a near-perfect statement of artistic purpose. Buika's dark, husky, intriguing voice mixes the Moorish roots of flamenco with the dexterity of great jazz singers.
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February 10, 2011 This week on Alt.Latino, we tackle love. For real.
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February 9, 2011 This week on Alt.Latino, we ditch the lovey-dovey songs and listen to new and old music about missing, hating and escaping the one you love. For you hopeless romantics, don't worry: We also throw some good old-fashioned love songs into the mix.
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November 2, 2010 Born and raised on the Spanish island of Mallorca, Buika has a voice that radiates intensity, with a power that's hard to define. Whether she's singing flamenco, soul, electronica or the blues, she says she finally feels completely free to sing whatever she wants.
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December 6, 2009 Looking back on the year in jazz, much of the focus naturally falls on young talents such as Vijay Iyer. Still, some of 2009's key records also evoked bygone jazz eras with such creativity that they might signal a new wave of New Orleans and Brazilian jazz.
November 12, 2008 Concha Buika's sultry voice and varied musical influences have earned her worldwide acclaim. Her latest album, La Nina de Fuego, fuses the musical traditions of Africa and Spain with jazz, soul and dance and has been nominated for the Latin Grammy Album of the Year.
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