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Buika is born and raised on the Spanish island of Mallorca, as the child of African immigrants from Equatorial Guinea which is Africa's only Spanish speaking country. After her father was elected in the government the president became one of the world's most murderous dictators, and Buika's parents fled, settling in Mallorca. They lived in a Roma neighborhood where they figured they'd never be found. Being the only black girl in this neighborhood, most of the Roma people have never seen a black person before, but they accepted the little girl and taught her flamenco. Buika says that if she'd been born in Africa, her voice would have been entirely different. If I were born there, I think that my voice will sound as a prisoner's voice. Like in jail," she says. "Because when you grow in those types of countries, you don't recognize freedom." But the first freedoms Buika won for herself, growing up in Mallorca, was from those who would TRY to hold her back. The Roma children may have embraced her, but others did not. They kicked me out of the church when I'm a little girl because they said I'm singing like a dog," she says. They didn't want me to sing there anymore. Because you hear my voice, obviously its not very clean. But watch out what happened with me then later." Buika's voice has an intensity and a power that's hard to define. And its there whether she's singing flamenco or soul or electronica or the blues. Today, she's a Grammy nominated artist known for her flamenco, jazz... but she says she finally feels free to sing whatever she wants.