Luanda Jones

Brazilian singer/songwriter Luanda Jones presents a unique blend of bossa nova, funk, jazz and samba exploring the Brazilian classics as well as Jones' own finely-crafted original compositions. Luanda launched her highly- acclaimed debut CD Aquarella earlier this year.

During her decade-long career, Luanda has carried forward the Brazilian musical tradition of singing about personal passion and the love for the natural beauty of Brazil and its people. A vocalist in the tradition of the great Brazilian singers Gal Costa, Elis Regina or Joyce, Luanda's songs are replete with "Saudade" - the famous Portuguese word that is woven throughout Brazil's musical fabric - especially that of Bossa Nova. (Saudade expresses the longing for something or somebody that one loves, now gone - perhaps never to return.)

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