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Ancestras, an album by Petrona Martínez with the participation of Susana Baca, wins the Latin Grammy
The twenty-second edition of the Latin Grammy Awards, a gala held on November 18 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas (United States), awarded the distinction of best folk music album to
Ancestors, produced by the Colombian Petrona Martínez, the so-called ‘Reina del bullerengue’.
A noteworthy fact, in addition to the participation of three important Peruvian figures such as Susana Baca, Vicenta Ojeda and Mónica Carrillo, is that this album was co-sponsored by LUNDU, the Center for Afro-Peruvian Studies and Promotion.
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Competing in the Latin Grammy with productions of other great exponents such as Leonel García (Past Love), Tato Marenco (Jemas), Nahuel Pennisi (Renacer) and Alejandro Zavala (Vocal), Ancestras de Petrona Martínez is considered an album that transgresses patterns.
“It has been a great honor to be able to participate in the beautiful album of the teacher Petronia Martínez, and a great happiness that it has obtained the Latin Grammy.
This album breaks paradigms in the music industry by bringing us the voices of women from the African diaspora connected with rural life and their ancestral memory “, said Mónica Carrillo, poet and specialist in Human Rights of Afro-descendant Populations and member of the LUNDU board of directors.
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For this record work, the Afro-Colombian singer Petrona Martínez, 82, who is recovering from a cerebral ischemia, had the participation of the Afro-Peruvian music artist Susana Baca in the promotional song
“The snoring child”, which has an animated video clip (stop-motion) where singers and poets are represented with crocheted dolls.
On the other hand, for the topic
“Languages of Abya Ayala”, the Peruvian Vicenta Ojeada lends her voice in Quechua to share reflections on the life of Cuzco women.
Finally, the Peruvian poet Mónica Carrillo participates in Ancetras with
“Saint Anthony of padua”. The activist also declared: “We are very happy because we continue to support artistic proposals that aim to create spaces for people of African descent to express their culture from a position of freedom and creativity. Among the productions carried out, we also highlight the album Mar del Callao, with the participation of children and young people from the constitutional province of Callao ”.
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