Live Music

Susana Baca

When: Sat., Feb. 23, 8 p.m. 2019

Dubbed the “Soul of Black Peru,” 74-year-old singer-songwriter, ethnomusicologist and Latin Grammy winner Susana Baca has been singing most of her life but only reached the global mainstream when her song “Maria Lando” landed on a 1995 compilation released by David Byrne’s world-music label Luaka Bop. Credited with helping revive and preserve Afro-Peruvian music, dance and culture, Baca went back to her own roots in the fishing village of Chorillos for her most recent release, Afrodiaspora (2011), an eclectic collection of songs blending sounds and styles from Brazil, Venezuela, Mexico, Puerto Rico and beyond.

Price: $35