El ritmo de las palabras: Concha Buika

  • Music
  • New York
  • Wed, June 17, 2015
  • 7:00 pm
El ritmo de las palabras: Concha Buika

The Spanish Grammy winning artist Concha Buika will ‘perform’ poems, stories and chants from her recent book, A los que amaron a mujeres difíciles y acabaron por soltarse.

Born in Palma de Mallorca, Spain, as the daughter of African parents and hailed as a star in contemporary world music, jazz, flamenco, and fusion, Buika posesses a unique blend of influences as well as a remarkable voice –raw and smoky, but with a tenderness that hits right at the heart, vibrantly deploying her rich, sensual and husky instrument.

In 2011, NPR listed her spellbinding sound among its 50 Great Voices, calling hers the voice of freedom. She has received multiple awards and nominations, such as Latin Grammys for Best Album and Best Production for Niña de Fuego and Best Traditional Tropical Album for El Último Trago, and she was nominated again in 2014 for Record of the Year for La Noche Más Larga and for Best Latin Jazz Album at the 2014 Grammy Awards.

Book purchase necessary to attend. Book signing after the event.


Venue map

Instituto Cervantes, 211 East 49th Street, New York, NY 10017


Free admission, limited seating. RSVP required at [email protected] by Tuesday, June 16.

More information

Instituto Cervantes New York


Organized by the Consulate general of Spain in New York, Instituto Cervantes New York and Books & Books.



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