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Espiritu Vivo

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Espiritu Vivo

type:
Music
Current Status:
In Season
performer:
Susana Baca
Producers:
Luaka Bop

We gave it an A-

This studio-with-audience recording featuring the great Peruvian songstress is a series of intimate passion plays. On tracks like ”Toro Mata,” Baca’s earthy contralto burrows into the gentle rhythmic crosscurrents provided by her band, which features guitarist Marc Ribot and organist John Medeski. Other times, she floats high above the arrangements, a heavenly apparition.

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