Susana Baca’s ‘Palabras Urgentes’ album released today

We're delighted to finally release the new album by Susana Baca. 'Palabras Urgentes' is out today on LP, CD and all digital platforms.

A collection of 10 songs that attempts to bottle the heritage and tradition of those that once fought for a better world. Recorded in Cañete, a small town located 150 kilometres from Peru’s Capital, the songs are given added life by the presence and support of Michael League of the emblematic New York band Snarky Puppy whose production (alongside Fab Dupont) brings a universal and contemporary sound to the album.

A unique musical reflection of the traditions of Peru.

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"The record feels like a South American variant of Cuba's Buena Vista Social Club. Sumptuous stuff." The Observer

Susana Baca - Palabras Urgentes

In the 50th year of her musical career Susana Baca has no intention of surrendering her creativity to the will of others and Palabras Urgentes is not just another album in her discography. It is more than that. It is a musical creation, a collection of songs, intended to take on today’s difficult times.

The album was not created to be just a beautiful distraction or as a means to charm the listener. On the contrary, Susana has recorded this album as a form of protest and to spark debate – and the listener must understand this to really understand the album – but, also, as a means to encourage us to cherish and value the time we are given and to live in the fullest sense.

Immersed in her country’s political landscape Susana Baca has come to understand and value the importance of being the heir to singers that once sung for liberty, social equality and for the end of racism. There is a bleak shadow over Peru’s recent history and the only way forward is by confronting the past.

Susana Baca - Sorongo (Official Video)

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  • Palabras Urgentes

    Susana Baca

    Released 08 October 2021

    In the 50th year of her musical career Susana Baca has no intention of surrendering her creativity to the will of others and Palabras Urgentes is not just another album in her discography. It is more than that. It is a musical creation, a collection of songs, intended to take on today’s difficult times.

By Online Editor

Published on Fri, 08 October 21

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