The Austin 100: Luedji Luna Recommended if you like Os Mutantes and Karol Conka.

The Austin 100: Luedji Luna

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Luedji Luna is performing at SXSW 2019.
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Hometown: Salvador, Brazil

Genre: Global

Why We're Excited: Brazilian singer-songwriter Luedji Luna's music surveys and celebrates the connections between her home country and her African roots, and addresses the many ways in which Afro-Brazilians and women are marginalized in Brazil and beyond. Along the way, she presides over a sound as expansive as the distances it embodies, as Afro-Brazilian rhythms and other traditional sounds meld with familiar strains of R&B, jazz and, at times, with the help of Brazilian DJ Nyack, electronic beats. In "Banho de Folhas," she serves up a fluid and laid-back slice of sunshine.

Stream Luedji Luna's "Banho de Folhas"