Spanish Sensation Buika and Cuban legend Chucho Valdes Record Tribute to Chavela Vargas

One of Spain’s rising stars,

, is back with her 4th studio album entitled “El Ultimo Trago” (The Last Sip). Buika, who was born in the island of Mallorca of Equatorial Guinean ancestors, poses one of the most influential musical voices of our time and in this album she has teamed up with jazz music legend Chucho Valdes to pay homage to Chavela Vargas on her 90th anniversary. Originally from Costa Rica, Chavela Vargas settled in Mexico, where she became famous for her passionate rancheras.

El Ultimo Trago features twelve songs recorded at the beginning of 2009 in Cuba under the direction of Spanish producer Javier Limón. “El Ultimo Trago” includes some of the repertoire that helped build Chavela’s musical career with hits such as “Las ciudades”, “Las simples Cosas”, “Sombras”, “Luz de Luna; among other songs. These were some of the songs that Chavela delivered across the world at some of the most prestigious venue like New York’s Carnegie Hall, Buenos Aires’ Luna Park, Paris’ Olympia, Pedro Almodovar and Alejandro Gonzalez Iñarritu’s films. Now Buika revives these hits with her incredible vocal cords, and by adding fresh new sounds to songs like “Sombras”, a tune that was reborn with a jazz swing, thanks to the talented hands of Chucho Valdes.

Buika and Valdes will embark on world tour for “El Ultimo Trago” throughout Spain, France, Mexico, Argentina and Chile. On this tour, Chucho and Buika will be accompanied by the same musicians who recorded the album with them.

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Author: World Music Central News Department

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