Susana Baca


Africa’s influence on Peruvian music went virtually unrecognized until this Afro-Peruvian scholar/performer–and recently appointed national minister of culture–emerged in the ’80s. Baca delivers her shadowy spiritual séances with the help of a subtly simmering band; one member plays the small guitar called a requinto, another a percussive donkey jawbone. Baca works the stage like a priestess, invoking eternal truths and troubles with a dark, lustrous voice.

Wed., Sept. 21, 7 p.m., 2011

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