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An Accomplished Singer, Philanthropist, and Advocate, Susana Baca Does It All

Transport yourself to Africa during a very special engagement with renown Susana Baca. The award-winning artist will have you dancing in your seat when she comes to San Antonio on Saturday, February 23rd. Don’t miss it!

Known world-wide as the voice of the Afro-Peruvian community, the 74-year-old Baca won a Latin Grammy in 2002 for the album Lamento Negro, which she recorded nearly two decades earlier in Cuba. Baca’s most recent recording “Afrodiaspora” is a song cycle comprised of the various rhythms that the African diaspora is responsible for in places across the globe. Of her new release, music critic Jim Fusilli of the Wall Street Journal comments, “Susana Baca delivers what is likely the sweetest and most appealing lesson in ethnomusicology we’ll ever enjoy.”

Baca has been an outspoken advocate for the Afro-Peruvian community for decades. In 1987, she was named Cultural Ambassador of Goodwill for UNICEF Peru. She has served as a director and supporter of non-profit cultural organizations, including her own Black Continuum Institute in the town of Chorrillo. The center’s mission is to foster the collection, preservation, and creation of Afro-Peruvian culture, music, and dance.

“Baca’s smoky, ethereal voice has an ageless dignity, a rare authority.” - Chicago Tribune

Tickets to witness Susana Baca live begin at $35 and may be purchased online. For tickets and more information, visit www.thecarver.org.

Even though Volar Luxury Apartment Homes in San Antonio, Texas provides you with all of the comfort, convenience, and entertainment you could possibly desire, we encourage our residents to venture outside of our apartment community and explore all that the city has to offer!

Event Time/Date:
Saturday, February 23, 2019—8:00 PM

Event Venue Location:
Carver Community Cultural Center
226 North Hackberry
San Antonio, Texas 78202

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