Susana Harp

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Susana Harp
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Background information
Born (1968-04-08) April 8, 1968 (age 49)
Origin Oaxaca, Mexico
Genres World Music
Associated acts Georgina Meneses, Lila Downs, Jaramar
Website Web Page

Susana Harp Iturribarria (born April 8, 1968) is a Mexican singer of traditional music.

Biography[edit]

Born in Oaxaca de Juárez, her mother is from Oaxaca and her father is Lebanese,[1] from a very small community in Mexico. In her childhood she was a quiet girl, but always showed interest in music as she was influenced by her grandfather Jorge Fernando Iturribarria. At the age of 16 she started studying singing although she remained focused in her academic career until completing a degree in psychology. At the age of 22 she moved to Mexico City to continue her formal studies followed at Gestalt Psychotherapy and a Masters in NLP. Finally in 1996 she pursued a musical career with a project called "Xquenda" which was her first album with songs in two Mexican languages Otomi and Zapotec, and also in Spanish. As a result the "Xquenda Cultural Association" is founded to support indigenous cultural projects.

Career[edit]

Harp,[2] has performed in major venues in America and Europe as well as major festivals in Mexico promoting traditional Mexican music. She performs songs in indigenous languages such as Zapotec, Mixtec and Nahuatl as well as Spanish, projecting the culture of marginalized communities through music.

To this date she has eight studio recordings and supports more than 50 cultural projects, both for independent artists and indigenous communities.

Discography[edit]

Susana Harp singing
  • 1997 Xquenda.
  • 2000 Béele Crúu.
  • 2002 Mi Tierra.
  • 2003 Arriba del Cielo. (Up the Sky)
  • 2005 Ahora. (Now)
  • 2008 Fandangos de Ébano. (Ebony Fandangos)
  • 2009 De Jolgorios y Velorios. (Of revelry and Wakes)
  • 2010 Mi Tierra, Vol II.

References[edit]

  1. ^ El libanés Por: SERGIO SARMIENTO
  2. ^ "Susana Harp, mexican singer.". Plenilunia. Retrieved 2010-10-26. 

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