Buika, a Spanish jazz-influenced flamenco-fusion singer who is highly regarded, broke through to mainstream success with her second solo album Mi Nina Lola in 2006. Concha Buika was born in Palma in 1972. She is the daughter of a Spanish exile from Equatorial Guinea (a small country in Africa). She was influenced by jazz music and began her singing career in Majorca and Ibiza. For a time, she also performed in Las Vegas. Buika’s commercial record career began with Mestizuo in 2000, an album of vocal jazz standards that Buika co-broadcast to Jacob Sureda, Majorcan pianist. She began to appear on electronic dance music tracks as a featured singer, most notably Smurf.