Susana Baca

Susana Baca was born on May 24, 1944 in Chorrillos, Peru. Baca, both a researcher and a performer, spearheaded a revival of Afro-Peruvian music. She achieved international fame in the 1990s, and has since released multiple albums and toured the United States. Baca has garnered a reputation as an oustanding vocal talent. In 2011, she was named Peru’s Minister of Culture, becoming the first black person in Peru’s history to hold a cabinet post.

Happy birthday, Susana Baca!