Buika explains her love affair with London

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Buika explains her love affair with London

She's been described as one of the most distinctive voices to have emerged from Europe in the last decade.

Buika is a singer-songwriter from the Spanish island of Mallorca, who has built a huge following around the world with her unique blend of flamenco, jazz, gospel and afrobeat.

This week she'll perform her biggest ever UK concert, with a show at the Hammersmith Apollo.

London is a place Buika feels at home.

Explaining its appeal she said: "I remember what it was like being the only black girl in the supermarket, school or cinema. The first time I came [to London] I was around 16, and I discovered a different world. It was like the whole universe in this little city and that makes me feel so alive. I think this is one of the most important capital cities in the world."

Buika plans to return to London in 2017 to work on an operatic production.



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