Susana Baca with Banda Magda
Special Appearance by Michael League
- Music Knows No Borders
Two women whose voices resound in the concert hall as clearly as they do in the arena of social activism!
Baca is an ardent advocate for Peruvian blacks and indigenous peoples. In 2011, Peru’s President appointed Baca as the first black member of the nation’s cabinet. Brought to the world’s attention by the Talking Heads frontman David Byrne, Baca’s music mixes the contemporary with the traditional, combining electric upright bass with indigenous Peruvian instruments. “I celebrate the shared blood and the way that the African presence has influenced Latin America.”
Led by Greek-born singer, composer, and accordionist Magda Giannikou, Banda Magda moves from Greek folk tunes to Colombian cumbia, an eclectic mix that brought them to 22 nations. Giannikou is a champion of music education and has joined Baca in her work in South America.
Special appearance by music producer and guitarist Michael League.