The Town Hall and Winter Jazz fest Present Grammy Nominee Buika
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 at 8pm.
In this concert, the opening show 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 for a Latin GRAMMY 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, trombone; Ahmed 'King' Barroso, guitar; Josue 'Ronkio' Bass; Alexis 'Pututi' Arce, drums and Ramón "Porriña" Suárez; percussion, as well as a pianist to be announced. Opening for Buika will be NYC-based Chilean singer, guitarist and songwriter Camila Meza and the Nectar Orchestra.
The passionate, flamenco underpinnings of "Dios de la Nada," her striking version of Italian composer Enza Pagliara's taranta "Pizzica de Torchiarolo," or her soulful lament in the "Para Mi" underscore Buika's ever-expanding range and global reach.