Many entertainers who aim for international super-star status are advised to tone down, if not fully eliminate their political statements. After all, fans want to experience their sound, not their politics. As much as I enjoyed Ms. Luna’s music, I was both surprised and delighted to hear her putting her political position up front.
Luedji Luna is from Salvador, Brazil. Brazil has the largest number of citizens of African descent outside of Africa itself, and Salvador, as the capital of Bahia, is a strong-hold of Africanity–in music, in food, in population and, obviously, in terms of consciousness. Salvadorians are aware.
Luedji speaks for herself. Her music speaks to all of us.