Posts Tagged ‘Buika’

African Rhythms, KFAI 10/22/15

October 22, 2015
New music from BuikaPetite Noir and Bixiga 70Miriam Makeba covering Jorge BenJor, and a Kenyan Benga set are among the highlights on this week’s African Rhythms. Direct from your device to your earbuds: powered by KFAI – 90.3 FM Minneapolis – 106.7 FM St. Paul.



African Rhythms, KFAI 05/30/13

May 30, 2013


A bumper crop of outstanding new music awaits you on this week’s African Rhythms including tracks from Buika, Femi Kuti, Afrolicious, Kae Sun, Kobo Town, Yasmine Hamdan and Tricky with Nneka. Streaming now at the KFAI site.

Buika photo via New York Daily News


African Rhythms, KFAI 02/16/12

February 16, 2012

Music from Buika (Spain) with Chucho Valdez (Cuba), Staff Benda Bilili (Congo), Hugh Masekela (South Africa), and Dele Sosimi (Nigeria) were among the highlights on today’s edition of African Rhythms. Two hours of eclectic sounds from the continent and beyond with Brad and Charlie. The playlist is posted and the show is now streaming at the KFAI site!

self-portrait by Buika


Global Beat, KFAI 01/27/10

January 27, 2010

Lots of new music today! – including a funky track from Guzheng* player Bei Bei and producer Shawn Lee, a new cut from the phenomenal Bassekou Kouyate and Ngoni Ba from Mali, and a new track from one of my favorite contemporary singers: Buika, a jazzy flamenco vocal genius working with the Cuban jazz titan Chucho Valdes. Plenty of other good music as well, new and old. The show sounds great when streamed through your computer to a set of large speakers and it is available for two weeks at the KFAI site where you can find the complete playlist as well (posted here too, after the break).

*(that’s a 2,000 year old set of Chinese strings)

(image source: This Isn’t Happiness)


The Ten Best Albums of 2008

December 2, 2008

There was little question Orchestra Baobab would take the honors this year with their magisterial Made In Dakar album. Last year Trojan Records were the rage for classic reggae compilations but with the label falling into limbo VP have stepped up with their excellent 17 North Parade series. It was also a year for incredible Afrobeat compilations from Soundway, Strut, and Analog Africa. And Juana Molina followed her mesmerizing Son CD with the even more hypnotic and brilliant Un Dia. Without further ado…

Orchestra Baobab/Made In Dakar (Nonesuch/World Circuit)

Juana Molina/Un Dia (Domino)

Dennis Brown/A Little Bit More: Joe Gibbs 12″ Selection 1978-1983 (VP)

Various Artists/Channel One Story Chapter Two (VP)

Buika/Nina de Fuego (WEA International)

Maria Rita/Samba Meu (WEA International)

Various Artists/African Scream Contest (Analog Africa)

Various Artists/Nigeria 70: Lagos Jump (Strut)

Various Artists/Nigeria Disco Funk Special (Soundway)

Seun Kuti & Egypt 80 (Disorient)

The year also saw strong albums and tracks from Amp Fiddler, Sonantes, Pacifika, Jazzanova, Horace Andy, Erykah Badu, Karl Hector & The Malcouns, Hercules & Love Affair, Quantic, The Mighty Diamonds, Toumani Diabate, Raphael Sebbag, Orgone, Kylie Auldist & The Bamboos, Bronx River Parkway, Q-Tip, Lucinda Williams, Al Green, and others. (And never mind the countless records that didn’t cross my path.) We also look forward to US releases of new CDs by Seu Jorge, Rokia Traore, and Novalima. Great music is alive and well.

(related post: The Ten Best Albums of 2007)

Buika: La Falsa Moneda

September 16, 2008

From her new CD Nina de Fuega: La Falsa Moneda by Buika.

Concha Buika

June 3, 2008

Jazzy flamenco singer Buika has a new CD coming out later this month. In anticipation we present this clip of her performance of Volver, Volver with Javier Limón.