Seis Poemas

Seis Poemas

by Susana Baca
     
 

Susana Baca first gained international recognition through her recording of "Maria Landó," a song by her mentor, Chabuca Granda, in 1997. Here, she devotes a six-song EP to Granda, mixing three more Granda compositions, "El Bosque Armado (La Canoa)" (The Armed Forest [The Canoe]), "El Fusil del Poeta" (The Poet's Gun), and "Un Cuento Silencioso" (Silent Story), with… See more details below

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Susana Baca first gained international recognition through her recording of "Maria Landó," a song by her mentor, Chabuca Granda, in 1997. Here, she devotes a six-song EP to Granda, mixing three more Granda compositions, "El Bosque Armado (La Canoa)" (The Armed Forest [The Canoe]), "El Fusil del Poeta" (The Poet's Gun), and "Un Cuento Silencioso" (Silent Story), with three other songs in a similar folk-based style, including "Los Lagartos" (The Lizards), a poem by Federico García Lorca, set to music by Paco Ibáñez. Actually, all of the songs sound like poems set to music (as the title would suggest), with Baca sometimes packing quite a few words into the tunes. She makes up for the enjambment with her passion, however, and her few accompanists offer effective support while mostly staying out of the way. (Apparently, the album package was printed before the track selections were finalized, because the fourth song, shown complete with an English translation of the lyrics, is said to be "Harawi." In fact, the fourth track is "Venadito de los Montes" [Mountain Deer], with words by Mario Florián and music by Juan Luis Pereyra Del Mar, who accompanies Baca on charango and mandolin.)

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Product Details

Release Date:
09/01/2009
Label:
Luaka Bop
UPC:
0680899501729
catalogNumber:
5017
Rank:
160029

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Susana Baca   Primary Artist
David Pinto   Double Bass,Contrabass (Vocal)
Manongo Mujica   Percussion
Hugo Bravo   Percussion
Sergio Valdeos   Guitar
Nestor Benitez   Flute
Andres Lares "Chimango"   Violin
Hugo Bravo   Percussion

Technical Credits

Chabuca Granda   Composer,Lyricist
Paco Ibáñez   Composer
Susana Baca   Arranger
Federico García Lorca   Composer,Lyricist
Traditional   Composer
Sami Buccella   translation
Sergio Valdeos   Arranger
Greg Landau   Producer
Sami Buccella   translation
Javier Lazo   Composer
Alon Harish   translation
Alberto Benavides   Composer,Lyricist
Ricardo Pereira   Producer

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