Sunday, June 30, 2019
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm (Doors open 5:00 pm)
SummerStage, Central Park
Rumsey Playfield, Manhattan, 10021
Latin GRAMMY winner, two-time GRAMMY nominee, singer-songwriter-producer and composer, Buika (Bweeka) graces every stage with her sensual, soulful voice and female band. This 2014 SummerStage alumnus is famous for her unique fusion of jazz, flamenco fusion, afro-pop, reggae, R&B and more. Buika has been described as “the voice of freedom” in NPR’s “50 Greatest Voices of All Times”.
She’s joined by A-WA, an Israeli band with an Arabic name featuring three sisters of Yemeni Jewish, Ukranian, and Moroccan Jewish heritage. With a mix of traditional Yemenite, hip-hop, and electronic music, the sisters’ hit “Habib Galbi”, a traditional melody sung in the Yemenite dialect of Judeo-Arabic, was the first song in Arabic to go #1 in Israel. With support from Blick Bassy, the sensitive Cameroonian singer with a love for American blues who performs delicate songs in the Cameroonian language of Bassa.