How Susana Baca Revived Afro-Peruvian Music

Susana Baca has lived several lives throughout the course of her 77 years. She is a well-known singer in Peru and an advocate for Afro-Peruvian music, thanks to a collaboration with David Byrne’s Luaka Bop record label. She is an ethnomusicologist who runs a cultural center in Peru, and she was just the second Afro-Peruvian […]

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Yard Act Review – Sour Chroniclers

Yard Act leader James Smith snarls at his bass player, eking out a funk rhythm, “It’s a never-ending cycle of abuse!” “I’ve got the blues and I can’t seem to shake them!” Dark Days is the tune, a sinuous banger in which Smith, spittle-flecked, weaves a bungled arrest, several mink corpses, and the reinvention of […]

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