Nov. 20th, 2010. 8 p.m.
From the NY Times feature: “Among Buika’s most fervent admirers back home is Mr. Almodovar, the acclaimed director of films. He not only created a pair of interludes in his next film, “La Piel Que Habito” (“The Skin I’m In”), for her to sing, and has written enthusiastically about those performances on his blog. “Buika belongs to a lineage of artists that is found very rarely,” he wrote after a recent show, before putting her in the same category as Edith Piaf and Judy Garland. “Her voice has an unusual color and a very wide tessitura, gifted for the most intimate caress and for the deafening shriek. Buika only knows how to sing ‘with her heart ripped apart.’ So young, she makes me tremble because she gives the impression that each performance is the definitive one, the last one.
One of Spain’s most sensational new voices; at the crossroads of genres — a place where jazz, flamenco, copla and neo-soul come together in a sublime, musical pact, Buika has left audiences across the world spellbound. Her latest project, “El Ultimo Trago,” pays homage to the celebrated Mexican singer, Chavela Vargas, honoring the great Latin American tradition of song.
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