“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
Juana Luna is a songster and a cantora originally from Buenos Aires, now living in Brooklyn.
Her sound style paints worldly soundscapes, from the Argentinean folk, to Bossa Nova, to the Cuban bolero, to the Uruguayan candombe to the South American canción and everything in between and around.
Her new album “Ocean Avenue” will be fully released November 3rd 2019, it features nine of her original songs, in collaboration with her long time band:
Federico Díaz (guitar and arrangements), Benjamín Furman (piano and vocals), Rob Taylor (bass) and Andrés Fonseca (drums and percussion) plus some special guests.
The album portrays music from El Río de la Plata, the river that unifies the coast of Buenos Aires with the one of Uruguay, also receiving the waters from other rivers that touch the coasts of Brazil and Paraguay, and then merges with the Atlantic Ocean just in front of Buenos Aires.
This is the best way to understand Juana’s sound and style; her songs are like the waters of this River, they are influenced by all these coasts, and they carry with them musical stories that are related to all these different geographies which have in common this beautiful river, that ends up opening to the Atlantic Ocean, which is the same Ocean that touches the Brooklyn coast.
Juana's single “Los Verdes”, won the Award for best Latin song at the 17th edition IMAs Awards in NY (she released a song, musicalizing Juan Gelman’s poem “Vienen Cómo”).
Her first EP, released in 2017 was also nominated at the IMA Awards NYC as the best EP in the World Music Category. She also received awards by the Global Music Awards in the female vocalist and emerging artist categories.
Amongst other collaborations and musical projects, Juana is currently a songwriter for the Carnegie Hall Lullaby Project.