»Palabras Urgentes« – Hamburg International Musik Festival
Grande dame of Afro-Peruvian music
Singer, composer and ethnomusicologist Susana Baca is a world music pioneer and one of Peru’s most popular musicians. As a Peruvian with African roots, Baca has dedicated much of her career to preserving her country’s Afro-Peruvian musical traditions and introducing them to the world. Her latest album »Palabras Urgentes« (Urgent Words) is dedicated to all those battling for a better world.
»With her latest album, this Grande dame, who almost single-handedly preserved the songs and dances of Peru’s black population, celebrates her fiftieth anniversary on stage. And her sound is just as fresh and forceful as ever!«, wrote the jury of the German Record Critics’ Award, when they included the album on their 2022 music albums of the year list.
Susana Baca vocals
Manuel Mejia backing vocals
Pedro Avila violin
Jonathan Mendoza guitar
Renzo Vignati electric guitar
Alvin Huaranga bass
Hugo Bravo percussion
Hamburg International Music Festival