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Afro-Peruvian Singer, Susana Baca, Is Bringing Complete Style to Carolina Theatre

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Situated in the heart of Downtown Durham, Carolina Theatre houses live performances by musicians, comics, speakers, theater companies, and special series like the Arts Discovery Educational Series. Continuing to present the greatest performances in town, Carolina Theatre invites you to witness Susana Baca perform live on February 15!

Long before Susana Baca became one of international music’s essential stars, she ranked as one of the most important figures in the Afro-Peruvian revival. Overcoming the cultural stigma surrounding women performers, not to mention the lowly status of black music in Peru, Baca forged an extraordinary career. In 1995, David Byrne included her heartrending rendition of “María Lando” on his compilation Soul of Black Peru, bringing her music to a global audience; she has since released six albums on Byrne’s Luaka Bop label. The founder of a museum and cultural center celebrating Afro-Peruvian traditions, Baca made history in 2011 when she was appointed Peru’s first black female minister of culture.

When Baca was a student in Chorrillos, in Lima, she began a lifelong journey as an ethnomusicologist, collecting and performing a vast repertoire of songs at the cultural crossroads of Africa, the Andes, and Spain. She takes “unique musical forms like the halting lando and lively festejo into the twenty-first century without diluting their essence,” declares the BBC. As she approaches the fifth decade of her career, Baca is renowned as much for her songs as for her graceful and commanding stage presence: surrounded by a band playing traditional Peruvian instruments, Baca dances barefoot as she sings.

Tickets are $25 for regular admission and $10 for Duke students. You can purchase your tickets online via Ticketmaster.

Step outside of our welcoming and comfortable community at The Heights at La Salle Apartments in Durham, North Carolina for the day! This event is coming to town on Friday, and it promises to be a wonderful time!

Event Time/Date:
Friday, February 15, 2019—8:00 PM

Event Venue Location:
Carolina Theatre
309 West Morgan Street
Durham, North Carolina 27701

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