Exclusive Daily Download: "Estrela," Susana Baca

An exclusive download of Susana Baca and Gilberto Gil


Salon Staff
April 24, 2006 12:01PM (UTC)

Susana Baca's latest, "Travesias," finds her accompanied by a brilliant band, held down by Marc Ribot (recently featured on Audiofile), but the focus, as it should be, is on the Afro-Peruvian singer's stunning voice: She sings with an extraordinarily smooth tone, touched with an almost subliminal rasp, and phrases with such grace and precision you immediately know you're listening to a master. On "Estrela," she duets with Brazilian legend Gilberto Gil.

-- T.B.

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