University Musical Society (UMS) welcomes Buika for her UMS debut performance on Friday, October 11, 2013, 8pm at Michigan Theater. Voted one of the world’s “50 Great Voices” by NPR and hailed as the “Flamenco Queen,” Buika is the daughter of political refugees from the African nation of Equatorial Guinea who grew up in a gypsy neighborhood on the Spanish island of Mallorca. She has emerged as a true innovator, a must-see artist among jazz and world music aficionados. Her evident African roots and her cosmopolitanism, developed in clubs in Spain and Americanized during a surreal stint in Las Vegas as a Tina Turner impersonator, led the renowned filmmaker Pedro Almodóvar to cast her in The Skin I Live In and jazz legend Chick Corea to feature her as a special guest during his epic run at the Blue Note in late 2011. For concert information, visit the website link or call (734) 764-2538.