Buika (b.1972) is a Spanish singer. Her music mixes flamenco with soul, jazz ,and funk.
Born Concha Buika in Palma de Mallorca, Spain, her family came from Equatorial Guinea; she grew up among gypsy people. Ever since she was a child her musical talent was evident, but it was after a visit to London to study drama when, after being invited to a Pat Metheny concert that her life changed. From that moment she began her musical career. During the 1990s she took part in different productions, such as Ombra by La Fura dels Baus and the soundtrack for the Spanish film Km.O. At the same time she composed several songs such as "Ritmo para voçé", "Up to the Sky", and "Loving You" (all of them house successes in Europe).
From November 2000 to March 2001 she sang at The Luxor, Harrah's, and Gold Coast casinos in Las Vegas. She also performed as a guest singer at the Blue Note festival in the same city.
Official site: [urlwww.buika.net/[/url]