La Linea Festival (2) – Buika

The outstanding flamenco singer Buika, performing at the Union Chapel in Islington, part of the La Linea Festival, London, UK (18 April 2013). The daughter of political refugees from Equatorial Guinea, Buika grew up in a gypsy neighbourhood in Majorca. Her album El Ultimo Trago won a Latin Grammy Award, her unforgettable, smoky voice featured in the Pedro Almodovar film The Skin I Live In, and she has recorded duets with the Portuguese fado star Mariza. This was her first headline London show since 2008.

Buika La Linea Festival Union Chapel photographer 20130418_0046

Buika La Linea Festival Union Chapel photographer 20130418_0120a

Buika La Linea Festival Union Chapel photographer 20130418_0148a

After Buika I dashed from the Union Chapel to Village Underground in Shoreditch to photograph another la Linea gig, Latin Hip Hop singer Mala Rodriguez….
Click here to license these images and for more photos of Buika at Union Chapel.
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Photos © Rudolf Abraham. No unauthorised use.



  1. Wow, these are really good pictures, Rudolf. I more or less feel the music, and the energy. The last is my favorite.

  2. Very much enjoyed Buika on the CD she made a year or two ago. Live, she must be sensational. Great pictures, Rudolf.

    • Thanks Laurence – based on last night’s performance, I think I’ll be buying El Ultimo Trago – and Union Chapel is such a nice venue. She’s playing again at the Barbican on 14 October… ;~)

  3. Fabulously expressive!

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