So you are talking about love, and how it’s not just this cliché. To love my skin, my hair, just what I am. ... more. My parents are part of the black militancy movement and designed their children as fighting weapons.”. Vanity Fair: When did you record the visual album? When I was watching I heard some parts where you were singing in English. So the message is that despite all these issues we live as Black women, in the end we have each other. Produced by Luedji Luna & Kato Change. There’s too much loneliness on the album, but in the end I am not alone anymore and who am I with?  Yes, I’m in love. In the beginning of the album, I am by myself trying to fulfill myself with parties and Carnival. Born Luedji Gomes Santa Rita in 1987 in Salvador, the Bahian capital in Brazil's north east, she was named “Luedji” by her It was shot in February this year during Carnival and at that time there was no coronavirus so it was okay, you know? She can retreat from the spotlight for a while without notice, then be mobbed by fans on the streets of Rio de Janeiro, a woman national media has described as having “o magnetismo.” For three years she’s been growing her base off of her debut with the single “Banho de Folhas” becoming an unofficial summer anthem in Salvador where it rings from restaurants, stereos lugged by coconut sellers, and impromptu busker shows. Manto da Noite Lyrics [Letra de "Manto da Noite" com Luedji Luna] The playing is fantastic, and the band is incredibly tight, incredibly strong. Compelling, melancholy beauty. It’s not that she belongs nowhere, but that she is part of bone-deep legacies upheld by Black women even across miles of water, and on tracks like “Lençóis” and “Quase,” she is grateful for that history. Her 2017 debut album, Um Corpo no Mundo, echoed in my room, and the title track would run through my head whenever I sat on the beach, bought fruit at the market, or connected with other hustling artists who found her equally as captivating. If you like Luedji Luna, you may also like: supported by 24 fans who also own “Um Corpo no Mundo”, Stunning album. What’s next for you following this release? parents in homage to a queen of the Lunda people of Congo and Angola. As Luedji says: "There's a reason I have an African name. Art Direction & Graphic Design by ANA PAULA MATHIAS. Album Um Corpo no Mundo. Playing via Spotify Playing via YouTube Playback options [Letra de "Ain’t I a Woman?" parents in homage to a queen of the Lunda people of Congo and Angola. I experienced love with lots of people and I thought that I would have serious relationships, but in the end it was just sex. It’s too many things, girl, and it was really hard for me to sing and record those songs. How were you feeling during the recording process? So I brought Nina Simone’s song and I sang it in English because it’s a language that spreads you know? To love yourself so you are able to love your people. I just got more inspired. Share. You know on this album there is no music specifically about my baby. Get the latest chatter, from Kensington Palace and beyond, straight to your inbox. Album Bom Mesmo É Estar Debaixo D’Água. On her new visual album, the Afro-Brazilian artist is singing about her own love’s journey, and that of the Black women who’ve held her throughout her life. I can’t ‘go back to Africa’ because I don’t know where my ancestors were kidnapped from, but I also don’t have a place here,” she told me when we first met in 2018.Â. I also chose English so I could pay homage to Nina. Bandcamp New & Notable Sep 19, 2018, supported by 18 fans who also own “Um Corpo no Mundo”, One of the best Jazz albums ever written IMO. For the track “Chororô,” Luna interlaces footage of her dancing and walking through the Carnival crowds with a pastiche of street art—“Mulher negra e a revolucao”—mostly found in the historical city of Pelourinho. com Luedji Luna] / [Verso] / Você vai me pagar / Oh se vai / Vou lhe rogar uma praga / Vou lhe fazer um feitiço / Jogar teu nome na lama / Eu juro Discover more music, concerts, videos, and pictures with the largest catalogue online at Luedji Luna: The visual album was recorded in the summer in Bahia before the pandemic happened. With its distinctive African guitar motive, courtesy of guitarist François Muleka, it became popular among DJs, and at last count has received four official remixes. This discussion is not new, it’s something that travels through generations and we are still trying to heal our community when we talk about love.Â. When I remember my childhood, when I remember my friends, when I remember my experience loving, and not just romantic love, but the intimate love between friends and family, all of these experiences in my life, there is water connected. How did that influence your creative process? Produced by Sebastian Notini. Listen free to Luedji Luna – Proveito (Proveito). At the beginning I just observed what was happening, trying to decide what to do. "Kokoroko" is an impressive high-energy album that captures all of the talent and excitement of the current UK Jazz scene. Ver las letras de Luedji Luna y escuchar "Banho de Folhas", "Acalanto (part. But I had left the country by the time you recorded. Luedji Gomes Santa Rita, better known as Luedji Luna is a singer and songwriter from Salvador, Brazil whose music will heal and soothe your soul from start to finish. Luedji Luna gives voice to Black Women with intimate Exploration. Like Billie Holiday meeting Miriam Makeba, on Um Corpo no Mundo Luna sang about feelings of unease and alienation; borrowing from the former’s serenity and melancholy, while threading together the experiences of oppression and subjugation expressed by two artistic pioneers of the Black diaspora. On this album Luna stakes a presence in all the places where Black people have fought, survived, and thrived. When I sang these songs it was very therapeutic for me because I observed my evolution on how I gave and received love. So you were pregnant when you made this…. We have the love of our daughters, of our mothers, of our friends, of our sisters. My identity, my memories all have water nearby. The ocean, and more than the oceans, the rivers. Origami Lyrics [Letra de "Origami" com Luedji Luna… Brazil is also Black and Bahia is the blackest place in Brazil. We are unloved, we are objectified, and there’s many perspectives about living this reality. Because I never miss a Carnival and I am always in Pelourinho. “I felt like a stranger in my own country. Well first, English is a universal language, and I don’t know if this is good or bad, but it’s how it is. Watch the video for Um corpo no mundo from Luedji Luna's Um Corpo no Mundo for free, and see the artwork, lyrics and similar artists. I am with Black women. It’s something that’s more complicated and deeper than just to love and be loved. Luedji Luna - Manto da Noite (Pseudo Video) | Álbum "Bom Mesmo É Estar … I found those to be some of the most stunning shots in the film with all of you looking directly at the camera, dressed in white and holding each other. We are not alone.Â. It was the opposite. We need a breath. Yes, Beatriz is such a reference for Black women in Brazil. Last week Luna released the visual album Bom Mesmo É Estar Debaixo D’Água which she filmed while pregnant with her first child, who was born this Summer. Playing via Spotify Playing via YouTube Playback options Highly recommended... awesome fusion of sounds and grooves, pretty unique all in all, Os Ritmistas 「オス・リチミスタス」, Telefunksoul & Felipe Pomar - Ré_Con BA$$. To revist this article, visit My Profile, then View saved stories. YouTube popularity ensured an album would follow, and in 2017 this provided her with a further hit in the Axé (pronounced ashé) styled “Banho De Folhas” (bath of leaves). But I felt that my pregnancy really helped me access all the potential I knew was inside me. This year she did double time at Carnival celebrations across the country performing in Salvador and Recife, and her 2019 COLORSXSTUDIOS version of her song “Acalanto,” has racked up nearly 2 million views online. ️ I had heard about Luna’s new album and video last week and went to YouTube to watch the clip. Playing via Spotify Playing via YouTube. So it’s so important for me. 1 track (3:36). Luedji Luna – Acalanto. When I was watching, I was really struck by the mirrors you used in some of the shots. I think that we are changing this perception because our culture is so strong and so beautiful that we are breaking these walls, you know, and this stereotype of what Brazil is. Youtube; Origami Luedji Luna. Tell me about those end scenes where you were in Praia do Forte with the three women and the little girl. Playing via Spotify Playing via YouTube. © 2021 Condé Nast. Shame about how YK ended samolivers1999, Bandcamp Daily  your guide to the world of Bandcamp, This Week’s Essential Releases: Hyperpop, Detroit Hip-Hop, Indie Rock and More, This Week’s Essential Releases: Folk Rock, Cowboy Ambient, Experimental Electronic and More, This Week’s Essential Releases: Proto-Vaporwave, Afrobeat, Grime Beats and More. And then we have the scene where I am in the bathroom and crying because at the end of all of this, I am lonely…. It was not a bad thing at all and I have no complaints about working while also pregnant. Produced by Luedji Luna & Kato Change. And this is an issue that is not new. Initially Luedji intended to continue along the path of her parents' political work and graduated in Law. It’s who I am. Nowhere is this more apparent than during Carnival which since the 18th century has been held the week before Ash Wednesday. YouTube; Autoplay. “It is for us,” she texted me in response to my congratulations after watching the film. Youtube; Manto da Noite Luedji Luna. Salvador is surrounded by water and wherever you are in the city you will see it, hear it, or smell it. It was not just music because it forced me to once again look at the feelings I had kept inside so I could face them. Ad Choices. Bom Mesmo É Estar Debaixo D’Água arrives as a soothing reminder that even in the midst of so much death and loneliness, we can still love, change and learn.Â. Over steady drums and the persistent shake of the maracas, Luna sang of the systemic anti-Black violence experienced by Afro-Brazilians and African immigrants like myself—even in a country that has the world’s largest population of African descendants, second only to Nigeria, Africa’s most populous nation. Of the new crop of artists coming up in Brazil, Luna is both highly accessible and comfortably out of focus. So when I started shooting the visual album there was no coronavirus and I imagined that it would drop at the beginning of 2020. It’s home. Brazil’s most marginalized communities are currently reeling from ultra-right-wing President Jair Bolsonaro’s faltering response to the COVID-19 pandemic, which has killed over 150,000 people and brought Salvador’s arts community to a standstill. Is it safe to say that you are in love right now? As Luedji says: "There's a reason I have an African name. Overlooking the bay, it was here that African slaves from countries such as Angola, Senegal, Nigeria, and Ghana landed centuries earlier to build the postcard-perfect city that now echoes with memories they were forced to forget.Â. And I know that on Um Corpo no Mundo you sang some bits in French. Yes, it’s about Oxum who is this goddess of love and beauty and motherhood. Highly recommended... rikm, supported by 21 fans who also own “Um Corpo no Mundo”, awesome fusion of sounds and grooves, pretty unique all in all shorehamirv, Os Ritmistas 「オス・リチミスタス」by Os Ritmistas, Telefunksoul & Felipe Pomar - Ré_Con BA$$by Kaxambu Records, An EP exploring rhythms of the Recôncavo region of Bahia & their connection to bass music; feat. One of the best Jazz albums ever written IMO. Will be used in accordance with our Privacy Policy. And this album is about love from a Black woman’s perspective and love is a feeling that is also universal. Salvador is not the main city here like Rio de Janeiro or São Paulo but right now this is changing because of our culture, our music, and the new artists whose careers are now growing. I live in São Paulo and there’s no ocean at all in the city. The red cloth blowing in the wind was also so stunning. It means everything. Get all the lyrics to songs by Luedji Luna and join the Genius community of music scholars to learn the meaning behind the lyrics. You know I have been living in São Paulo for five years now and it’s always good for me when I come back to my place, to enjoy my people, to enjoy Carnival. There are so many more complications when you are a Black woman.Â. But it’s also a reconciliation with my self-image. Watch the video for Banho de Folhas from Luedji Luna's Um Corpo no Mundo for free, and see the artwork, lyrics and similar artists. MC Fabio Lima, Cecilia Stalin & more. Renan Lima)", "Um Corpo No Mundo" y más canciones! Everybody is paying attention to Salvador, inside Brazil and outside. Quem faz o convite pro MIMO RIO que acontece hoje, a partir das 17h no nosso canal hoje é ela: Luedji Luna Luedji Luna integra o super line up do nosso MIMO RIO, encerrando a noite de hoje, que começa com DJ MONTANO e segue com Duo Santoro, Luciane Dom, Caio Prado, Pedro Luís e Tuyo. In December we are going to have a live concert online with the whole band but with no public. What has it felt like releasing an album in 2020? For example Afropunk is coming here and it’s not Afropunk Brazil, it’s Afropunk Bahia and it will be Salvador. Salvador is the foundation of my identity and the way that I love is all related to what I experienced in the city. Use of this site constitutes acceptance of our User Agreement (updated as of 1/1/21) and Privacy Policy and Cookie Statement (updated as of 1/1/21) and Your California Privacy Rights. But she also studied music at the Federal University of Bahia, and ultimately its lure proved too strong. I was immediately stuck by the serene sounds of the title track and the video of the artist, pregnant at the time, dancing on the shore of a beach and then immersing herself in water. When people listen to the album what do you want them to know about what Salvador means to Brazil? Playback options More creative. A person from the United States, from Japan, or whatever place will understand.