Afro-Peruvian vocalist Susana Baca’s riveting voice is one of the marvels of contemporary music, lithe, knowing, and sensual. Rootsy singer-guitarist Aurelio Martinez of Honduras is ambassador of the Garifuna people’s effortlessly lilting and bittersweet ballad style known as paranda. Songwriter Carlos Varela has been one of the leading lights of Cuba’s nueva trova song tradition for three decades.
Susana Baca presented in association with Queens Theatre in the Park’s Chase Latino Cultural Festival.
Aurelio Martinez presented with support from the Rolex Mentor and Protégé Arts Initiative. For more information visit rolexmentorprotege.com