Buika crosses musical borders
The Spanish singer Concha Buika has built her celebrated career on the risky business of stylistic border crossing. But instead of setting up shop in the heady duty-free zone of international pop, she has largely honored the traditional sources she draws upon. Buika, who bills herself using only her last name, released four albums in the last few years that brought together elements from her native country’s flamenco, Mexico’s rancheras, America’s soul a nd blues, and Caribbean-style jazz. She performs at Sanders Theater on Oct. 19, presented by World Music.