Archive for the Susana Baca Category

Susana Baca review by Renz De Madrugada on SOUNDS AND COLOURS

Posted in Renz De Madrugada, SoundandColours, Susana Baca on August 2, 2011 by Listen Recovery

SUSANA BACA, Lima 2011

Posted in Susana Baca on January 29, 2011 by Listen Recovery

SUSANA BACA “Negra descalza” bio, photography and download.

Posted in Afro Sounds, download single song, Listen Recovery, Peru Music Icon, Susana Baca on March 2, 2010 by Listen Recovery


canta SUSANA BACA compilation by David Byrne.

Susana Baca grew up in a coastal fishing village Chorrillos, a district of the Lima Province of Peru, and part of greater Lima. Her music is a mixture of traditional and contemporary. Her backing band features indigenous Peruvian instruments such as the cajón (“wooden box”, whose origins lie in an upturned fruit crate), guapeo (clay pot), and quijada (jawbone of a burro), as well as acoustic guitar and double bass. Although many of her songs are based on traditional forms such as the landó or vals, she also incorporates elements of Cuban and Brazilian music.

Her songs are poetic (with lyrics composed by some of Latin America’s premier poets, with whom she collaborates), rich with evocative imagery, and her voice is delicate yet soulful. She has an elegant and engaging stage presence, gliding gracefully about the stage while singing. Her delivery is so deeply felt and emotion-filled as to project a spiritual character, even in songs that are not expressly religious in subject matter.

With her husband, Bolivian Ricardo Pereyra, Baca founded the Instituto Negrocontinuo (Black Continuum Institute) in her seafront home in Chorrillos. It fosters the collection, preservation, and creation of Afro-Peruvian culture, music, and dance.
In 2002, Susana Baca won the Grammy Award for Best Folk Album, for her Lamento Negro CD. The recordings were found in Cuba and was released by Tumi Music.


1987 – Poesía y Canto Negro
1991 – Vestida de Vida, Canto Negro de las Américas!
1992 – Fuego y Agua
1997 – Susana Baca
2000 – Eco De Sombras
2001 – Lamento Negro
2002 – Espiritu Vivo
2004 – The Best Of Susana Baca
2006 – Travesias
2009 – Seis Poemas <her site

Photos from the Listen Recovery AFRO LATINOS Trip in 2008 @ Teatro Japones, San Felipe, Lima. Nov. 19th

SUSANA BACA @ “Mujeres de Maiz” Sunday March 7th

Posted in L.A Events, Peru Music Icon, Susana Baca, video archives on March 2, 2010 by Listen Recovery

Susana Baca, Lima 2008 (photo & video by Renz/Listen Recovery)

2008 trip to Lima ft. Susan Baca