Thursday, February 4, 2010

"A Moment In Afro-Herstory" Susana Baca


Susana Baca and her sociologist/manager husband Ricardo Pereira established the Instituto Negrocontinuo (the Black Continuum Institute) in 1992. The institute aims to preserve and celebrate Peru’s significant African heritage and invaluable contributions to Peru, and has been credited with facilitating the resurgent interest in Afro-Peruvian music.Susana Baca herself is best known for her song “Maria Lando,” included on David Byrne’s 1995 compilation,The Soul of Black Peru.

Susana won a 2002 Latin Grammy Award for her album Poesia y cantos negros. Just remember that the Portuguese, Spanish, French, Americans and English attempted to destroy much of our African culture, and our language diction, music, religion and dance forms are ways to keep our heritage alive and is all that we have left once arriving to the colonies. Once we lose these cultural influences we will become extinct.

"Gracias Susana para ser una inspiración a Descendientes de Mujeres africanos en todas partes de la Diáspora."

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