Meet Concha Buika, flamenco meets funk meet Nina Simone. Live, she's an amazing performer, hypnotic, soulful, gutteral, lost in what she's singing. Plus the playful, ecstatic musical bantering between her pianist and the cajon player in the phenomenal quartet she's currently touring with only added to my gooseflesh. I have Pato to thank for thinking of me when she bought tickets.
I will tell you neither the video nor her new CD (Mi Niña Lola, hard to find online) captures the energy and the power of Buika live, acapella, trading Ella-style licks with a bass player or belting it out with the whole quartet. See her live, if you can.
Here's a little you-tube taste of Mi Niña Lola. I linked to it from deep within another post, but decided Buika deserved a post of her own.