Buika, “El útimo trago”

A Tribute to Chavela Vargas

Wed | Nov 3, 2010 | 7:30pm

Hailed as the “Flamenco Queen,” Buika is the daughter of political refugees from the African nation of Equatorial Guinea. She grew up in a gypsy neighborhood on the Spanish island of Mallorca. The New York Times calls her unique blend of flamenco, jazz, soul and blues, “luminous…magnificent…superb!”

In Mexico her concerts made a fan and musical godmother out of the legendary octogenarian songstress Chavela Vargas. The album and show “El último trago,” are a tribute to this great ranchera singer on her 90th anniversary and in the year of the 200th anniversary of Mexican independence.