Susana Baca: Afro-Peruvian Singer at Blue Note Jazz Fest
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The last date listed for Susana Baca was Friday June 14, 2013 / 8:00pm.
Currently at Highline Ballroom
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A performing that grows on you with every song and interpretation. Her group that provided music and supporting vocals were outstanding. The percussionist (cajon and tumba player was incredible! A most enjoyable night.
Highline Ballroom was a very pleasant location and its staff was very friendly.
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Learn more about the artist at her website.
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.