Susana Baca is a Peruvian singer, songwriter and politician. She came to prominence as an important figure in the revival of Afro-Peruvian music. She is a three time Latin Grammy Award winner. She also became the first ever African descent to occupy a cabinet post in Peru.
|Real Name:||Susana Esther Baca de la Colina|
|Date of Birth:||May 24, 1944|
|Place of Birth:||Chorrillos, Lima province, Peru|
|Net Worth:||Under Review|
Born Susana Esther Baca de la Colina on May 24, 1944 to a working class parents. Her father was a chauffeur and her mother worked as cook.
She went to the National Education University in Lima where she graduated as a school teacher in 1968.
Susanan Baca developed passion for music at a very young age as inspired by festive family gatherings and her mother’s interest in various local genres.
She started being part of Lima’s cultural circles where she met poets and musicians. She began to conduct research on Afro-Peruvian cultural traditions and music in 1970 and soon began performing in small venues in Lima and other Peruvian cities. She also met the popular Peruvian singer and composer Chabuca Granda, who assisted to consolidate her research and artistic performances.
Baca released seven records between 1982 and 1991, of which most of them were produced by Pregón, a company she founded with her husband, Ricardo Pereira. Together, they also founded “Instituto Negrocontinuo” in 1992, a center for the preservation and promotion of the black cultural heritage in Peru.
She is credited for albums such as; Poesia y Canto Negro (1987), Susana Baca (1997), Lamento Negro (2001), Espiritu Vivo (2002), Travesias (2006), Seis Poemas (2009), Mama (2010), Cantos de Adoracion (2010), Afrodiaspora (2011).
Susana became the Peruvian Minister of Culture in the Ollanta Humala government, July 2011. She was also elected to the Organization of American States (OAS) as the President of the Commission of Culture for the period 2011-13.
Awards & Nominations
Susana Baca won the Latin Grammy Award for Best Folk Album (Lamento Negro) in 2002, a Latin Grammy Award for her collaboration with urban group Calle 13on the song “Latinoamerica” featuring Brazilian singer and songwriter Maria Rita and Colombian singer Toto la Momposina, in 2011, and Best Folk Album for “A Capella” in 2020.
Susana Baca is active on social media. She is on Instagram @susana_baca_oficial
Susana Baca earns her career as a singer and poltician. Her net worth remain under review for now as there is no official confirmation as regards the details of her income.
Frequently Asked Questions
She is a Peruvian singer and politician.
She is from Chorrillos, Lima province, Peru.
She was born on May 24, 1944.
She and her husband Ricardo Pereira founded the company Pregon.