Espíritu Vivo (CDr, Album, Promo). Espíritu Vivo (CD, Album, Ltd, Unofficial).
Recorded in New York just after the trauma of 9/11, Espíritu Vivo marries Susana Baca's wonderfully airy vocals and her usual Peruvian backing band with the downtown . sounds of John Medeski and guitarist Marc Ribot - and it proves to be a wonderful union indeed. Recorded before a small invited audience, this has the immediacy of a live album, with the benefits of the studio, a superb balance of instruments.
Susana Esther Baca de la Colina (Spanish pronunciation: ; born 24 May 1944 in Chorrillos, Lima Province, Peru) is a prominent Peruvian singer-songwriter, school teacher, folklorist, ethnomusicologist and two-times Latin Grammy Award winner. She has been a key figure in the revival of Afro-Peruvian music. In July 2011, she was named Peru's Minister of Culture in the Ollanta Humala government, becoming the second Afro-Peruvian cabinet minister in the history of independent Peru.
The Anchor Song, 05:48.
Listen to music from Susana Baca like Maria Lando, Negra Presentuosa & more. Find the latest tracks, albums, and images from Susana Baca. Susana Esther Baca de la Colina (born 24 May 1944 in Chorillos, Lima, Peru) is a prominent Peruvian singer of Afro-Peruvian descent. She has been a key figure in the revival of Afro-Peruvian music within Peru (which had previously, like the culture that produced it, received little recognition there), and has contributed much to its international popularity, which began in 1995 with the release of the compilation CD The Soul of Black Peru, on which she was featured.
Play full-length songs from Susana Baca by Susana Baca on your phone, computer and home audio system with Napster. The world fell for Susana Baca and, through her, the little-known Afro-Peruvian music world when Real World released this solo debut. Ironically, Baca’s take on the tradition isn’t very traditional, but it is lovely. In place of the often rollicking passion of much Afro-Peruvian music, Baca’s style is subdued, almost hushed, contemplative.