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BUIKA AT THE TOWN HALL

The Town Hall and Winter Jazzfest Present:

2018 GRAMMY-nominee BUIKA at The Town Hall on Friday, January 12th

Debuting her Grammy-nominated EP "Para Mi" (For Me), the Latin GRAMMY winner Launches her Tiger Eye World Tour as part of Winter Jazzfest 2018

One of NPR"s "50 Great Voices", Buika Expands her Electrifying Mix of Flamenco, Jazz, Afrobeat, Reggae and R&B

Plus CAMILA MEZA & THE NECTAR ORCHESTRA

True artists continue challenging themselves, and as they do, they take us to unexpected places .

If you think you know Afro- Spanish singer, songwriter and producer Buika, get ready for yet another turn in her remarkable career.

An electrifying performer with one of the most distinctive and expressive voices in popular music, strong, textured, sensual but also suggesting a touching vulnerability, Buika is appearing at The Town Hall as part of Winter Jazzfest on January 12, 2018.

In this concert, the opening of her Tiger Eye World Tour 2018, she will premiere her new EP, titled Para Mi (For Me), featuring a sound she defines as "a mix of flamenco, Afrobeat, reggae, and R&B." It has earned Buika, her first GRAMMY nomination in the Best World Music Album category.

She has already won a Latin GRAMMY for El Ultimo Trago, in 2010; and was nominated, as producer, for her work on Vivir Sin Miedo, (To Live Without Fear, 2015) for which she wrote nine of the 10 songs.

For her Town Hall performance, Buika will be accompanied by Santiago Cañada Valverde (trombone and keyboards); Andrés Vadin (guitar); Josue 'Ronkio' Rodriguez (electric bass); and Ramón "Porriña" Suárez; percussion. The opening act for the show is Chilean singer, guitarist and songwriter Camila Meza and the Nectar Orchestra.

The passionate, flamenco underpinnings of "Dios de la Nada," her striking version of Enza Pagliara's taranta "Pizzica de Torchiarollo," or her soulful lament in the title track "Para Mi" suggest a further development of previous explorations.

Born Maria Concepción Balboa Buika of Equatorial Guinean parents in the Spanish island of Palma de Mallorca, she burst onto the American scene in 2007 and has since won high praise fromThe New York Times, The Miami Herald, andThe Wall Street Journal, as well asNPR, which included her in its gallery of "50 Great Voices." Along the way she earned comparisons to singers such as Nina Simone, Chavela Vargas, and Cesaria Evora.

Buika has been based in Miami since 2011.

As for those who want to define her by one particular music style, one great performance or one hit song, her response has been emphatic:

"Give me everything," she once said. "Give me copla, give me jazz, give me flamenco, give me bolero, give me the blues. At the end, each one of them will prove small because, at the end, every style carries its own limits - and I'm a free [musical] note and don't have limits. Those styles are wonderful, but they are just worlds in a vast, vast universe."

Event Info:

The Town Hall and Winter Jazzfest Present: BUIKA

Plus Camila Meza & the Nectar Orchestra

Friday, January 12, 2018 at 8:00pm (doors 7:30pm)

http://thetownhall.org/event/buika

TICKETS: $40/$50/$60/$70

THE TOWN HALL

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