Venue Details

100 Star Starred
Highline Ballroom
between 9th and 10th Ave 431 W. 16th Street New York City, NY 10011
212-414-5994
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Andrea Prida Dempsey
We arrived at the venue too early so we took a walk down the street to Highline Park. Nice little detour.
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Andrea Prida Dempsey
There's some bar food but plenty to drink. There are a number of great restaurants in the area too.
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9 reviews
2 stars
attended Jun 14 2013

Excellent Artist, has great musicians and sing great songs. i'm impressed. it was a great concert.

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More Information

Website

http://highlineballroom.com/show/2013/06/14/susana-baca/

Quotes & Highlights

Learn more about the artist at her website.

Description

Baca was born in the black coastal barrio of Chorrillos, outside Lima, where descendants of slaves have lived since the days of the Spanish Empire. Her family was interested in music; her father played the guitar, while her mother was a dancer, and she grew up listening to Cuban musicians like Pérez Prado and Beny Moré. Baca’s singing first came to public attention when she was a student. She formed an experimental group combining poetry and song, and started performing after receiving grants from Peru’s Institute of Modern Art and the National Institute of Peruvian Culture. She attracted the attention of the composer and singer Chabuca Granda, who became her mentor. Granda encouraged Baca to record, but a 1983 record deal fell apart upon Granda’s death. Baca then turned her attention to researching the Afro-Peruvian tradition. With her husband she founded the Instituto Negrocontinuo (Black Continuum) in Lima, which is dedicated to preserving Afro-Peruvian culture. She released a new EP, Seis Poemas, in 2009, following it with the full-length Afrodiaspora in 2011.

About the Ticket Supplier: Highline Ballroom

The Highline Ballroom is a performance space inspired by High Line Park, located in the meat packing district on 16th Street (between 9th & 10th Aves). Highline Ballroom is committed to bringing music fans intimate performances by a diverse group of artists. They offer full menus of exceptional food for standing and seated shows.