Concha Buika Photo: Manuel Toledo, BBC Africa
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Concha Buika on freedom, music and her African origins

Concha Buika, one of the most distinctive voices to have emerged in Europe over the last decade, was born on the Spanish island of Majorca to parents from Equatorial Guinea.

Her African and Spanish influences blend beautifully and she mixes flamenco, coplas, jazz and soul with popular Latin American songs.

Her new album is called La Noche Mas Larga (The Longest Night) and she will be performing from it at London's Barbican Centre on 14 October.

When she visited BBC Africa's studios, she told Jenny Horrocks about her origins, her career and her latest recordings.

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  • 01 Aug 2013
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