" rel="stylesheet">
Skip Main Navigation
Page Content
This event has ended

Raffle for 2 tickets for Concha Buika at Highline Ballroom

Spain Culture NY

Sunday, June 24, 2012 from 8:00 PM to 10:30 PM (EDT)

Ticket Information

Type End Quantity
Enter the Raffle Ended Free  

Share Raffle for 2 tickets for Concha Buika at Highline Ballroom

Event Details

Blue Note Jazz Festival presents Buika in concert @ Highline Ballroom

June 24 at 8pm (doors open at 6pm)

431 West 16th Street, NY


Buika is one of the most peculiar Spanish artists around. This singer, born on the island of Mallorca to African immigrant parents from Equatorial Guinea, has become a true revelation to those who thought flamenco had little left to contribute to Spanish music, and to jazz. Her evident African roots and her cosmopolitanism, developed in clubs in Spain and Americanized during a strange detour to Las Vegas as a Tina Turner impersonator, explain Buika's rare self-possession. But nothing can quite explain her ability to connect as one of those rare and wonderful "one-listen" artists.


Growing up on in one of the poor neighborhoods on the island of Mallorca, Buika found a second home among the local community of gypsy families, finding in flamenco's individualistic spirit a path to self-acceptance. Flamenco was a open door, she remembers: "It's not just about music, it's a way of life. It's about not running away from yourself." After a few false starts in European R&B, Buika released her US debut Mi Niña Lola (My Little Girl Lola) in 2007, which had already won Best Album and Best Production honors at the Spanish Music Awards. Her next recording, 2008's Niña de Fuego (Child of Fire), helped to catapult her into the international ranks of the most exciting voices in modern Latin music. With just a handful of concerts in Miami, LA, and New York, the album scored two Latin Grammy nominations in 2008.


Buika's 2009 release El Ultimo Trago (The Last Drink) was a homage to the Mexican singing legend Chavela Vargas, with whom she has developed a close personal friendship. The album received Latin Grammy nominations for Recording of the Year (for "Se Me Hizo Facil") and for Best Traditional Tropical Album. Supporting the singer on the album is Cubian piano star Chucho Valdés, who met Buika in 2008 at Spain’s Vitoria Jazz Festival. Since the release of this album, Buika has continued to build her sterling international reputation. She recorded a duet with Seal for his 2010 Album Seal 6: Commitment, appeared in Pedro Almodóvar's 2011 film La Piel Que Habito (The Skin I'm In), and completed her first US tour at the end of 2010. Her latest album, En Mi Piel, came out last year.





Register here to subscribe to the newsletter of Spain Culture New York and you will automatically enter the raffle. 


We will announce the winner on June 19, 2012 by e mail and our social networks.


 Spreading the word= more chances to win:



Invite your friends to register and you will increase your chances to win. Just ask them to write your name as their referral in the registration form.




 Spain Culture New York will introduce you to all contemporary cultural expressions of Spain in NYC and neighboring states. Performing and Visual arts, Architecture, Gastronomy and Wine, Literature, Humanities and Science, Fashion and Design. Get invitations to events, meet the artist, learn tips on how to make it in the arts in New York and more. www.spainculturenewyork.org



Have questions about Raffle for 2 tickets for Concha Buika at Highline Ballroom? Contact Spain Culture NY

When & Where

Highline Ballroom
431 W 16th St
New York, NY 10011

Sunday, June 24, 2012 from 8:00 PM to 10:30 PM (EDT)

  Add to my calendar
Raffle for 2 tickets for Concha Buika at Highline Ballroom
New York, NY Events Performance Music

Interested in hosting your own event?

Join millions of people on Eventbrite.

Please log in or sign up

In order to purchase these tickets in installments, you'll need an Eventbrite account. Log in or sign up for a free account to continue.