Susana Baca

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All Music Guide - Spencer Harrington
Susana Baca's eponymously titled debut captures the plangent beauty of her voice. The accompaniment is thankfully sparse, including only a guitar and cajón a wooden box drum. The songs are unhurried and round corners melodically, twisting and turning, always showcasing her musicality. There's nothing on the album quite like "Maria Lando," and Baca's astonishing performance that led off the Soul of Black Peru compilation of Afro-Peruvian music, but a few tracks come close. The lead tune, "Negra Presentuosa," is the strongest, beginning with the cajón, which is soon joined by the guitar, then Baca, and finally a chorus at the close. Other standouts are "Heces," "Tu ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Spencer Harrington
Susana Baca's eponymously titled debut captures the plangent beauty of her voice. The accompaniment is thankfully sparse, including only a guitar and cajón a wooden box drum. The songs are unhurried and round corners melodically, twisting and turning, always showcasing her musicality. There's nothing on the album quite like "Maria Lando," and Baca's astonishing performance that led off the Soul of Black Peru compilation of Afro-Peruvian music, but a few tracks come close. The lead tune, "Negra Presentuosa," is the strongest, beginning with the cajón, which is soon joined by the guitar, then Baca, and finally a chorus at the close. Other standouts are "Heces," "Tu Miranda y Mi Voz," and "Caras Lindas." Andean pan pipes make their appearance on "La Luna Llena," while "Se Me Van los Pies" includes ill-considered echo effects, the album's only artistic lapse.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/21/2003
  • Label: Luaka Bop
  • UPC: 680899002721
  • Catalog Number: 90027
  • Sales rank: 110,373

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Susana Baca Primary Artist, Primary Artist, Vocals
Rafael Muñoz Guitar, Background Vocals
David Pinto Bass
Ramón Rodríguez Zampona
Manongo Mujica Drums
Ramon Rodriquez Zampona
Juan Medrano Cotito Multi Instruments, Cajon, Quijada
Félix Casaverde Guitar, Vocals, Background Vocals
Julio Cesar Zavala Background Vocals
Steve Husler Violin
Gaby Avilés Vocals, Background Vocals
Hugo Bravo Bongos, Conga, Multi Instruments, Clay Pot
Technical Credits
David Byrne Executive Producer
Yale Evelev Executive Producer
David Pinto Arranger, Orchestration, Musical Director
Scott Hull Mastering
Gregorio Landau Producer
Susana Baca Arranger, Liner Notes, Adaptation
Andres Soto Composer
Juan Medrano Cotito Arranger, Contributor
Cristiana Ceppas Cover Photo
Don West Art Direction
Saúl Cornejo Engineer
Greg Landau Audio Production
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