Ethnic voices, amazing concert with Buika and La Santa Cecilia

By Pablo Scarpellini. Los AngelesFebruary 2, 2016AB's Top Music News, Music
By Pablo Scarpellini. Los Angeles | February 2, 2016

The powerful Spaniard voice will join forces with the Mexican-American on a one-night event in LA

If you haven’t heard about Buika you should. She’s an atypical Spaniard with a broken and fascinating voice, from African descendent an born on Mallorca, the Spanish island, one of the most sought-after performers in the world today, compared to singers like Nina Simone, Chavela Vargas or even Cesarea Evora.

La Santa CeciliaThe good news is that she will be around Los Angeles joining forces with another unforgetable group, the Latinos from East LA, La Santa Cecilia. One night, one unique concert on March the 16th, Saturday at the best possible place —possibly—, the Walt Disney Concert Hall.

Buika’s recordings have earned multiple awards, including several Latin Grammys. Her seventh album, 2013’s La Noche Más Larga (The Longest Night), which features several original songs, was nominated for a 2014 Grammy for Best Latin Jazz Album.

Her Fall 2015 release, Vivir Sin Miedo, is “a fusion of all the experiences, feelings, lessons, passions, and rhythms that Buika has incorporated into her creative DNA” and is infused with elements of reggae, ragga, flamenco, R&B, Afrobeat, and gospel.
NPR has listed her among the best 50 vocalists of all time, calling her “The voice of freedom”.

All of those influences are deeply connected to her roots and upbringings, the daughter of Equatoguinean parents that migrated to Spain. The combination with La Santa Cecilia, the Latin Grammy Award band, should make the night magical. If you’re dying to go, here’s more information

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