WBEZ | Peru minister of culture http://www.wbez.org/tags/peru-minister-culture Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en Global Notes: World renown singer Susana Baca now Peru’s culture minister http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-08-17/global-notes-world-renown-singer-susana-baca-now-peru%E2%80%99s-culture-minister <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/segment/photo/2011-August/2011-08-17/AP110809142174.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>Artist <a href="http://www.susanabaca.com" target="_blank">Susana Baca</a> singlehandedly put Afro-Peruvian music on the map in the mid-1990s. David Byrne gave Baca her first glimpse of international recognition, when he featured her interpretation of "Maria Lando" on the <em>Soul of Black Peru</em>, a compilation on the Luaka Bop label. In 2002, Baca won a Latin Grammy award for the album <em>Lamento Negro</em>.</p><p>She's now Peru’s minister of culture and the first black minister since independence from Spain.&nbsp; WBEZ contributor and <em>Latino Beat </em>host <a href="http://catalinamariajohnson.com/" target="_blank">Catalina Maria Johnson</a>, filling in for Tony Sarabia, tells us more about Baca and shares some of her top Afro-Peruvian tunes. (Susana Baca <a href="http://66.251.226.131/content.aspx?audioID=8364" target="_self">performed on <em>Worldview </em>back in 2005</a>.)</p><p><em>Baca will play two shows at the <a href="http://www.maynestage.com/Default.aspx" target="_blank">Mayne Stage</a> in Chicago’s Rogers Park neighborhood on Saturday, August 27.</em></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>Track List</strong></p><p>1. "Maria Lando" – Susana Baca</p><p>2. "Summertime" – &nbsp; Gabriel Alegria</p><p>3. "Zancudito" – Susana Baca</p><p>4. "Panalivio" – Novalima</p><p>5. "Hey Pocky Way" – Susana Baca</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p></p> Wed, 17 Aug 2011 17:30:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-08-17/global-notes-world-renown-singer-susana-baca-now-peru%E2%80%99s-culture-minister