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After Sara Tavares whose sweet and melodious voice I fell in love w/I am set to discover another sista from Equatorial Guinea Concha Buika. She grew up in a poor area of Spain after she moved there w/her political refugee parents. She grew up in an area populated w/free spirited gitans, it was a time when you heard music at every corner, somebody clapping their hands, somebody lost in their melodies. Btw her African education and the free spirit feeling of Spaniards she found music...she found freedom, she found her soul. ...
Her music is a mix of soul, funk , hard core flamenco. Concha doesn't follow rules, or maybe does she, because to not follow rules, is to follow one's own set of rules ..u dig:)
Anywhoo she's been called 1 of the major voices of contemporary flamenco music, she distinguishes herself from other flamenco singers w/her own style, her beautiful coconut shell complexion, and her funky piercings.
She has a song that I will try to listen to called "Mi nina Lola" in honor of her grandma, to prove to her that things have changed, that she can have 1 song in her name...
She's not ready to re -discover traditional Equatorial Guinea for now, but tours around the States , Europe and is looking forward to discover other African countries for now...interesting lady....
Here's myspace page:
Anywhoo here's her webbie (even though it's in construction):
Here's the video clip for "Mi nina Lola":
DJAA MY WOMEN FROM EQUATORIAL GUINEA ARE DOIN IT:)