Calming. This is a very calming record. Classical Spanish guitar, minor chords, slow rhythms and mysterious songs in Spanish, French, Portuguese and even in English float from the speakers. Nothing is hurried, nothing is strident, nothing begs for attention. It could be late at night, it could be on a dock on the lake, it might even be your car stuck in traffic, but wherever it is, it is calm. I can pick out a word here or there, but what is sung isn’t as important as how. With precise notes on the guitar and precise tones from her lips, Susan Baca covers new and traditional melodies, presenting a travelogue of pretty soundscape from The Americas.