With roots in Buenos Aires and a home base in Brooklyn, Juana Luna is a cantora, composer and community artist.
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Her musical style navigates traditional Argentinean music as well as world music, boleros and jazz, both as a performer and a teaching artist. She has been commisioned songs and compositions for Berklee Press and Carnegie Hall amongst others.
She has been a cast member for Camille's Rainbow, an experimental baby opera presented at Carnegie Hall on 2022. This play will be presented again during the fall of 2023, for more info click HERE. Juana also participated with her band in Lincoln Center's Open house weekend celebrating the opening of the David Geffen Hall (The Music Box).
She has performed her original compositions with her band, all around the city, including at Lincoln Center, the Bohemian National Hall and the Bandwagon series in collaboration with the NY Philharmonic.
Her vast experience singing and composing music for the young ones has brought her to be part of the team of “Big Note Little Note” at Carnegie Hall. She is also part of “The Lullaby Project”, from the same institution, where she explores the power of this ancient type of song, together with other artists and mothers around the world.
Juana frequently collaborates with El Puente in South Williamsburg, a community human rights institution that promotes leadership for peace and justice through the engagement of members in music and different types of arts and activities. She has performed there several times and has also lead and coordinated songwriting sessions between them and National Sawdust for their CoLab project/performance. She has also been a part of several musical initiatives with The People’s bus, Emancipated Stories, and El Taller Latinoamericano, and UnLocal amongst others.
Juana's single “Los Verdes”, won the Award for best Latin song at the 17th edition IMAs Awards in NY. Her single “Vou” and her first EP, were also nominated for the same awards.
Luna graduated from Berklee College of Music in 2013 (she holds a B.A in Contemporary Writing and Production). That same year she moved to Brooklyn, NY where she still lives, surrounded by a community of friends and musicians that she loves and makes music with.
“With roots in Buenos Aires and a home base in Brooklyn, Juana Luna is a driven, passionate, and charismatic songwriter who knows a thing or two about crafting powerful lyrics and amazing melodies, as well as interpreting classic South American styles.
(…) Luna’s sound is very direct and energetic, yet intimate and emotional”
The Journal of Roots Music NO DEPRESSION Magazine
“Today when so many artists are producing homogeneous music, it is refreshing to hear something like Luna, a performer who embraces her traditional roots. She boasts an innovative and unique cultural flair, blurring the lines between genres.”
THE JAZZ CORNER