JUNE 26-28, 2025

Moulay Hassan Stage





María Concepción Balboa Buika, known as Buika, is a Spanish singer of Equato-Guinean origin, born in 1972 in Palma de Mallorca, Spain. She grew up among Romanies, developing a voice with the raspy inflections of flamenco, copla, Jazz, soul, and funk. She is, according to her record label Warner Music Spain, one of most singular singers on today’s Spanish music panorama. During a trip to London, she was invited to a Pat Metheny concert. Since then, her life has taken a major turn. She began to perform with local groups. In 2005, this Jazzwoman released her first album, simply titled Buika. In 2006, she released Mi Niña Lola, which went on to win two Grammys and a certified gold award in Spain. She came back two years later with Niña de Fuego. Between soul, Jazz, and flamenco, Buika stands out with her passionate interpretations and a singular voice; a voice that conveys lived experiences. Buika has worked with influential musicians, producers and DJs such as Carlos Santana, Rick Rubin, Cindy Blackman, Seal, as well as the renowned Spanish film director Pedro Almodóvar, to name a few.