Peruvian singer-songwriter Susana Baca
14:23 | Miami (U.S.), Sep. 29.
has earned a nomination in the Best Folk Album category of the 21st Latin Grammy Awards
for her album "A Capella" (A Cappella).
It must be noted that the album was recorded during the coronavirus pandemic and features 17 songs and poems.
The 76-year-old Afro-Peruvian performs everything ranging from famous songs like "Yo vengo a ofrecer mi corazon" by Argentine Fito Paez or "Gracias a la vida" by Chilean Violeta Parra, to great poems such as "El lagarto esta llorando" by Spanish Federico Garcia Lorca, and "Idilio muerto" by Peruvian Cesar Vallejo.
"A Capella" also features songs like "Drume negrita" and "Pensamiento" by Cuban Eliseo Grenet and Rafael Gomez (Teofilito), respectively, "Tonada de luna llena" by Venezuelan Simon Diaz, as well as the poem "Yamambo" by Cuban Nicolas Guillen.
Regarding the compositions by her compatriots, in addition to Vallejo's famous poem, she sings "Cardo o cenizas" and "Rosas y azar" by Chabuca Granda, "Negra presuntuosa" by Andres Soto, "Cancion de fe" by Manuel Acosta Ojeda, and "Contigo Peru" by Augusto Polo Campos.
In remarks to EFE, a few months ago, the two-time Latin Grammy winner affirmed that this album was made "thinking about what is happening" around the world because of the COVID-19 pandemic and is intended to free its spirit.
The recording of "A Capella" started on May 1 in a small studio at her home, where the 17 videos were recorded with two cell phones.