In the past, the singer has demonstrated universality by imbuing songs from the Afro-Peruvian tradition with contemporary relevance. On her new disc, she takes this concept to its logical next level, expanding the range of both her ensemble and her repertoire. New Yorkers Marc Ribot (guitar) and John Medeski (keyboards) add their world-class chops and energy to her sultry sound, augmenting Baca's outstanding quintet of guitarist Sergio Valdeos, bassist David Pinto, and percussionists Hugo Bravo and Juan Medrano Cotito. On an update of "13 de Mayo," a classic tune by Brazilian superstar Caetano Veloso, Medeski drops a few urgent, dissonant chords into his piano solo, marrying cross-cultural aesthetics in an organic way. Other titles of note include a sorrowful version of the jazz ballad "Autumn Leaves," a haunting reworking of Björk's "The Anchor Song," and a natural fusion of Mongo Santamaria's "Afro-Blue" (made famous by jazz legend John Coltrane) with the percussion-rich Cuban folk song "Zum Zum." Though Baca covers a broad range of compositional styles, she retains the passion and purpose of her spirit throughout.