Susana Baca: ‘Palabras Urgentes’

The mother of Afro-Peruvian music

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The mother of Afro-Peruvian music

With her new album Palabras Urgentes, singer Susana Baca marks the 50th year of her extraordinary musical career. This striking woman both won several Grammys and served as the Peruvian Minister of Culture. The album fuses her social commitment with the sunny side of music.

Translated as "Urgent Truths," the album was recorded as a form of protest, to spark debate and meant to address the current difficult times. It is the combination of the beauty of the music and the urgency of the lyrics that makes Palabras Urgentes so compelling.

Susana Baca
Susana Baca (vocal), Jonathan Mendoza (guitar), Renzo Vignati (electric guitar), Oscar Huaranga (bass), Miguel Diaz ARC (percussion), Jorge Campos, Alex Quijandría (backing vocals)

Age casts a different light upon the world and this album seeks to express freely and honestly those things that I love most intensely. At the age of 76 it is time to stop thinking of always having to please others and deliver an album truly from the heart.

Susana Baca

The first single "La Herida Oscura" is a tribute to Micaela Bastidas, the guerrilla leader and one of the bravest women of Peruvian independence, now 200 years ago.

I sing La Herida Oscura almost as if it were a secret, with the same intensity and love towards our history, I sing this song and will continue to sing it… every bit of rhythm can be found here, no words are missing.

Susana Baca



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