Susana Baca on competing with Eva Ayllón at the Latin Grammy 2022: “We are carrying the flag”

“We are carrying the flag!” It was Susana Baca’s phrase when referring to the nomination she received in the Latin Grammy 2022, the same one that made her compete with Eva Ayllón. Both Susana and Eva were selected on the list of nominees for ‘Best Folk Album’ for their albums urgent words Y Stay at homerespectively.

The outstanding singers, who gave their lives to Peruvian music to become benchmarks of the new generation of artists, were recognized with the Latin music award in past editions; Eva Ayllon won the award for musical excellence at the Latin Grammy 2019, while Susana Bacamanaged to win three distinctions in 2002, 2011 and 2020.

“As Mr. Piazzolla said, this is done with a lot of sweat and a lot of heart,” Baca mentioned on the program On stage of RPP News. “You have to maintain the level, believe in yourself and give yourself to work with all your soul, with that you have good results,” added the former Minister of Culture.

Susana Baca returns to the Grand National Theater with her concert urgent words

With the joy of being able to reunite with her Peruvian audience, Susana Baca announced that on October 8 she will return to the Gran Teatro Nacional (GTN) to present urgent words, a concert with which he has already toured important stages in Europe; and, whose tour, before arriving in Lima, continues through countries such as Argentina, Uruguay and Chile.

Three years after his last presentation at the GTN, Susana Baca promises a moving show, in which he will take a musical journey through his repertoire, including some songs from “Palabras Urgentes”.

“I will interpret almost all the themes of urgent words“… there will be a choir of young people who come from Cañete to do this work. I also have the visit and the talent of the young dancers from ‘Dance 1′”, directed by the renowned dancer and choreographer Vania Masías. “I am very happy, it will be an unforgettable night,” said Susana.

urgent wordsaward-winning production

Produced by Michael League, leader of the band Snarky Puppy and published by Real World Records -a record label founded by Peter Gabriel- urgent words contains elements of Susana Baca’s career as a researcher of the roots of Afro-Peruvian music; and, in turn, reflections on feminism, freedom and education.

With an innovative proposal and a contemporary sound, the album contains ten songs that the Peruvian artist recorded in her studio in Cañete. A work that has earned him the award for Best World Music Record of America, awarded by the prestigious English music critic magazine SongLines Music Awards 2022.

A new version of the dark wound (Chabuca Granda) conceived as a tribute to Micaela Bastidas, one of the bravest women of our Independence, opens the exquisite set list of the disk urgent words.

Susana Baca She also sings to the Afro-Peruvian leader Catalina Buendía de Pecho and to the Argentine heroine Juana Azurduy. She also brings the tango Swap, with verses adapted to criticize the corrupt; an adaptation of “Sorongo”, an ‘anti-racism’ theme by Tite Curet Alonso and “Color de rosa”, a poem by Alejandro Romualdo, just to name a few songs.


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Susana Baca on competing with Eva Ayllón at the Latin Grammy 2022: “We are carrying the flag”