viernes, 19 de noviembre de 2010

Concert Review: Buika in Puerto Rico

Concert Review: Buika in Puerto Rico
Wilbert Sostre
Buika powerful voice, amazing feeling, beautiful smile and sense of humor captivated the audience at her first concert in Puerto Rico. Buika is a unique artist that blends in her music a diversity of influences. In her voice and music one might hear the voices of Africa, the phrasing of the Spanish Flamenco, Jazz, Soul and the rhythms and feelings of Latin America and the Caribbean. The concert setting was simple and intimate, for a great artist like Buika that's enough, just her voice, the masterful piano of Ivan Lewis, Fernado Favier on percussion and Dany Noel on bass.

Most of the music on this concert were from Buika most recent album El Ultimo Trago with Cuban pianist Chucho Valdes, Soledad, Sombras, Cruz de olvido, En el ultimo trago, Un mundo raro, Luz de luna. A wonderful tribute to Mexican singer Chavela Vargas. The concert also included music from her previous albums, favorites of the public like, Volver Volver, Mentirosa and Nostalgias. After two hours filled with laughter and good music and a deserved standing ovation, Buika came back to sing Jodida pero contenta and a solo interpretation of Ojos Verdes.

Artist: Buika
Venue: Centro de Bellas Artes de Caguas, Puerto Rico
Date: November 18, 2010