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On Sunday, June 30, SummerStage will present:
* Buika (Bweeka), who was born and raised on the Spanish island of Mallorca, as the child of African immigrants. A Latin GRAMMY winner, two-time GRAMMY nominee, singer-songwriter-producer and composer, Buika will be accompanied by her female band. Described as “the voice of freedom” in NPR’s “50 Greatest Voices of All Times,” Buika is famous for her unique fusion of jazz, flamenco fusion, afro-pop, reggae, R&B and more.
* A-WA, an Israeli band with an Arabic name featuring three sisters of Yemeni Jewish, Ukrainian, and Moroccan Jewish heritage. With a mix of traditional Yemenite, hip-hop, and electronic music, the sisters’ hit “Habib Galbi”, a traditional melody sung in the Yemenite dialect of Judeo-Arabic, was the first song in Arabic to go #1 in Israel.
* Blick Bassy, a sensitive Cameroonian singer with a love for American blues, who will be performing delicate songs in Bassa, one of the 260 languages spoken in Cameroon. Most of the songs will be from 1958, Bassy’s latest album, conceived as a tribute to the heroes who fought and died for the independence of Cameroon, including Ruben Um Nyobé, the anti-colonialist leader of the Popular Union of Cameroon (UPC) who was shot dead by French troops on September 13, 1958, two years before the country became independent.
* Brooklyn-born DJ Tara, who will be spinning a collage of sounds that captures the eclectic vibe of modern New York life.