Spanish singer Susana Baca has dedicated herself to preserving Afro-Peruvian music. Originally from Chorrillos (outside Lima), she grew up listening to Cuban musicians like Perez Prado and Benny More. Her music touches on various emotions and she includes an inspiring message of hope in the cd slip. "On September 11th, a few blocks away from the World Trade Center, I rediscovered the reason to continue to do what I do. To sing is to overcome pain and death," says Baca. "On that fateful day I reaffirmed my belief that it is up to everyone to work towards a universal understanding amongst men so that there will never be any reason for criminal acts." Some interesting tracks are "La noche y el dia" a soft sung tune that leaves an impression. The rhythmic "Caraunde" is charming. "De Mayo" as Baca describes, is about everybody and is a thread that joins the body with music. Bjork is credited for "The Anchor Song" a track that is simply enchanting. Nice effort.