Susana Baca is one of the great voices of modern Peru. She’s taken the country’s Afro-Peruvian Chanteuse returns to the UK to launch her new album on David Byrne’s Luaka Bop record label. Also supported by local band Lokandes in the Night.
Afro-Peruvian musical heritage to stages and airwaves around the world, becoming a key figure in reviving a culture that had been largely ignored within its country. Her forthcoming album, Seis Poemas, isn’t quite jazz. It is a tribute to a great voice of Peru from a different era: Chabuca Granda, a folk singer who became iconic to progressive movements and musicians throughout Latin America. With sparse arrangements, Baca emphasizes the lyrics, underscoring the renown Granda had as a songwriter depicting the simple beauties of Peruvian life and culture.
Support band : Lokandes- www.myspace.com/lokandesproject
Friday 20 May
Jazz Cafe : 5 Parkway, Camden Town, London, NW1 7PG