Luanda Jones has got a brand new bag. This Wednesday October 17th Luanda will be presenting her new quartet with some original pieces and an all star line-up with bassist Ian De Souza, keyboardist Thiago Souza, and Santosh Naidu on percussion, tabla and loops.
After some time on the road playing to audiences in Paris, London, Lisbon, and her hometown of Rio de Janeiro, Luanda Jones returns to the Lula Lounge stage with both a fresh face and vibrant new repertoire. Her new compositions bring together all of the disparate and inspirational sounds encountered along her global travels, melding together influences running from quant bossa nova and comforting roots to more frenetic electronic and afro beat flavours. All of this comes in preparation for her next full-length musical endeavor, an album to be released next year that will also include Luanda’s own personal images documenting her journey. Take a listen:
Since arriving in Toronto she has hit the ground running, always working on new projects, firming up her old ones, and collaborating with a fantastic array of artists including Gordon Sheard, Ian DeSouza, Bruno Capinan, Brownman Ali, Aline Morales among many others… She played a fantastic show at the Uma Nota Festival last year to a full house on our community cultural fair day. Hardworking, much loved and inspirational, Luanda’s show is for those that love the subtlety of great music.