Before her breakthrough, the Spanish singer Concha Buika, who was born in Mallorca, sang mainly in clubs on the islands. She is the daughter of African parents (originally from Equatorial Guinea), but grew up among Spanish gypsies where she was musically shaped by flamenco. During her studies in London she became the protégé of guitarist Pat Metheny, which marked the beginning of her career. With her striking voice, Buika impresses with a mix of flamenco, soul, funk and jazz. She also has a powerful stage presence. In 2005 she released her first CD, Buido, an album that fully expressed her gipsy roots and strong voice. A year later she confirmed her impressive reputation with Mi Niña Lola. The Cuban super drummer Horacio "El Negro" Hernández played with stars of pop and world music as well as jazz, including Santana, Gonzalo Rubalcaba and Dizzy Gillespie.