Istanbul’s orchestra teams up with Buika

Istanbul’s orchestra teams up with Buika

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Istanbul’s orchestra teams up with Buika

İş Sanat closes season with Buika and Istanbul Opera Orchestra on May 24. The concert is expected to be one of the best performances of the season.

İş Sanat is closing its 13th season with Buika, an artist known for her passionate voice of love, as well as the Istanbul Opera Orchestra.

Buika, who has captivated audiences and critics alike around the world with her love songs, is rapidly being recognized as one of the most dynamic, individualistic performers in contemporary vocal jazz.

Blending jazz, funk, flamenco, gypsy rumba, Afro-Cuban rhythms, copla and new soul in a refined and deep way thanks to her origins extending to Africa enriched with Spanish culture, Buika won her first Latin Grammy award for best traditional award for her 2009 collaboration with Chucho Valdés on “El Ultimo Trago.” The winner of the Premio de la Música, Spain’s answer to the Grammies, for best produced album with her second album “Mi Niña Lola,” Buika’s latest release is “En Mi Piel,” an exhaustive two-disc compilation that showcased her breathtaking diversity and range, as well as her development as a total artist.

Voted one of the world’s “50 Great Voices” by NPR, Buika will share her most intimate love songs in İş Sanat’s final event of the season. The orchestra, meanwhile, will perform under the baton of Toni Cuenca.

Buika performed twice in Istanbul in 2012 for jazz festivals.