Feisty Buika keeps it raw and real
"There are only two types of singers: the fakes and the real ones, and those wretched TV talent quests have only served to widen the gap. Buika is about as real as you can get. There is no assumed persona; no desire to impress; no exaggerated emotion.
The feisty Spaniard's parents were from Equatorial Guinea, and her musical approach melds flamenco and African elements without any sense of a contrived "fusion". It is simply how she sings and composes.
On her first Australian visit she was accompanied by just Ramon Porrina (cajon) and Vahagn Turgutyan (guitar), the latter giving his first performance with her. This stripped-down format emphasised the rawness of her singing, although occasionally the music yearned for the softening effect of a piano or trumpet, as on her recordings." Click here to read the full review on The Sydney Morning Herald website.
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