Susana Baca

Musical Artist

1944 –

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Who is Susana Baca?

Susana Esther Baca de la Colina is a prominent Peruvian singer-songwriter; two-times Latin Grammy Award winner. She has been a key figure in the revival of Afro-Peruvian music.

In July 2011, she was named Peru's Minister of Culture in the Ollanta Humala government. becoming the second Afro-Peruvian cabinet minister in the history of independent Peru.

In November 2011 she was elected for the OAS to be the President of the Commission of Culture for the period 2011 - 2013.

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Born
May 24, 1944
Chorrillos District
Also known as
  • Baca, Susana
  • Susana Esther Baca de la Colina
Spouses
Ethnicity
  • Peruvian people
Nationality
  • Peru
Profession
Lived in
  • Chorrillos District

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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