Susana Baca

~ Person

Legal name: Susana Esther Baca de la Colina


Susana Esther Baca de la Colina (Spanish pronunciation: [suˈsana ˈβaka]; born 24 May 1944 in Chorrillos, Lima Province, Peru) is a prominent Peruvian singer-songwriter, school teacher, folklorist, ethnomusicologist and two-times Latin Grammy Award winner. She has been a key figure in the revival of Afro-Peruvian music.

In July 2011, she was named Peru's Minister of Culture in the Ollanta Humala government, becoming the second Afro-Peruvian cabinet minister in the history of independent Peru.

In November 2011 she was elected to the Organization of American States (OAS) as the President of the Commission of Culture for the period 2011–13.

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Year Title RatingReleases
1991 Vestida de vida 2
1997 Susana Baca 3
2000 Eco de sombras 1
2001 Lamento negro 1
2002 Espíritu vivo 2
2006 Travesías 1
2011 Afrodiaspora 1
A diva voz, volumen 1 1
A diva voz, volumen 2 1
Del fuego y del agua 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title RatingReleases
2004 The Best of Susana Baca 1


Year Title RatingReleases
2009 Seis poemas 2

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