Latin music has a privileged voice, that of Susana Baca. This singer, composer, researcher and cultural activist is considered one of Peru’s most important artists and has taken Afro-Peruvian music to the world’s most important stages. With her warm voice and unmistakable style, Susana Baca is a reference of folk and Latin roots music.
Susana Baca has dedicated her life to preserve and spread the rich musical heritage of the Afro-Peruvian tradition. With a warm and soulful voice, Susana has captivated the world with her talent and passion for music.
Born in Chorrillos, Lima, in 1944, Susana Baca began singing at a very young age. She was part of the Nueva Canción movement in the 1960s and founded the group Perú Negro, which became one of the most important groups in Afro-Peruvian music. In 1987, she released her first solo album “María Landó” and since then her musical career has been unstoppable.
Baca is one of the few artists in the world to have been awarded a Latin Grammy and in 2002 she received recognition from UNESCO for her work in the preservation of Afro-Peruvian culture. In addition, she has been Peru’s Minister of Culture, which demonstrates her commitment to the dissemination and preservation of her country’s culture.
Susana Baca’s discography is extensive and consists of more than ten albums, including “Eco de Sombras”, “Travesías” and “Afrodiaspora”. In her music, influences of Afro-Peruvian music, jazz and traditional Peruvian music can be found, and she has always been characterized by her social and political commitment.
Susana Baca will perform at the Música al Raso festival in Zaragoza, an event that will undoubtedly be a unique opportunity to enjoy her music live. The singer continues to be one of the most important artists in Latin America and her musical legacy is immense. With her unique voice and unmistakable style, Susana Baca has earned a place in the history of Latin music.