I was lucky enough to turn myself on to Susana Baca whilst gathering up Spanish-language music to use in a TV show.
Ms. Baca is a world-class ballad singer... and a renowned champion of Afro-Peruvian culture. The first song I heard her sing was the traditional lullaby “Drumi Mobila” on a Los Super Seven CD. (To hear it streaming on my Vox site, click here.)
Then I purchased one of her albums on David Byrne’s Luaka Bop label. And I used the song “Si Me Quitaran...” in “Kingpin.” (Click here to listen to that one.)
This week I was delighted to find a FREE MP3 of Susana Baca floating around on the internets. It’s “De Los Amores,” off her 2000 Luaka Bop album “Eco de Sombras.”
I won’t even spin it for you in advance. If you like the other two tracks, you’ll be proud to own this one. You can download it from cool-chick podcaster Anji Bee, whose music show is called the Chillcast.
Here’s what you do: Click here to go to Anji Bee’s Chillcast #77 playlist. Track 3 is Susana Baca’s “De Los Amores.” You’ll see: “free mp3.” Click that shit.
Then, if you have a hankering, you can buy “Drumi Mobila” or “Si Me Quitaran...” from iTunes. (“Si Me Quitaran...” is also available to eMusic and Calabash Music subscribers.)