Buika With Camila Meza and the Nectar Orchestra
***This show is NOT included in the Winter Jazzfest Full Festival Pass***
María Concepción Balboa Buika “Buika” from Majorca, Spain, daughter of African parents of the Bubi tribe (Equatorial Guinea) immersed and surrounded by multiple cultures throughout her life, had a variety of musical influences, from jazz and flamenco to pop, soul and African polyrhythm; as she affirmed, “My mother would listen and dance to many musical genres, she had a great record collection”. This eclectic upbringing shaped Buika’s ability to make music without limitations. During her 15-year recording career, her albums flow seamlessly between pop, jazz, soul, reggae, afro beat, R&B and flamenco. Equally diverse are her collaborators, which include Pat Metheny, Anoushka Shankar, Chick Corea, Niño Josele, Bebo and Chucho Valdés, Seal or Nelly Furtado to name a few. Filmmaker and longtime fan, Pedro Almodóvar, remarked about Buika, “Seeing her draw from such different genres… Mix them all together with such grace and spontaneity, one cannot help but think that there is a brighter future as long as one can witness the boundless evolution of this infinite performer”.
7:30 PM Doors, 8:00 PM Show