“I play the music of the instruments, I’m a burned paradise where you can always see new green grass rising. I inhale inspiration through my thoughts and breathe out words.”
The today Queen of Flamenco, daughter of an African political refugees couple from Equatorial Guinea, was born and raised in a gypsy neighborhood in Mallorca. Though, her voice and her musical approach gave her wings and this is how Concha Buika helped us to discover the magic mix of flamenco, jazz, soul and blues in her songs.
What do you try to transmit through your songs?
Trying means that you’re searching for something. I’m not trying to transmit a certain thing. I usually don’t like to search for things. I just abandon myself to the music, I don’t know what I sing and why I sing a song. I just sing! This is the only thing in the world that I can do in total freedom, without thinking of the consequences. What else could I expect from this passion that gives me energy to fly?
Which other cultures had an influence on your musical genre?
Listening to my own music, I realize that this is a very difficult question to answer. The list is endless because I continue to learn and experiment with every beat that I hear.
Do you play any musical instrument?
I play the music of the instruments, I’m a burned paradise where you can always see new green grass rising. I inhale inspiration through my thoughts and breathe out words.
Regarding your outfits for the concerts, who’s responsible for your style?
Definitely my sister is the best in this field.
Which are the accessories that make a statement to your style?
My tattoos and a beautiful ring.