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Ananda Luna is a music project with sounds centering around indie folk, jazz, flamenco, and hindustani music. Fronted by singer songwriter Anjali rose, Ananda Luna hopes to find a home around the world as it brings people together to question the xenophobia plaguing this constantly changing planet. Although Ananda Luna plays music, the project invites interdisciplinary collaborations for performances including poetry, visual arts, and other forms of building community and evoking social reflections. Anjali is a feminist, and environmentalist, and a lot of her work centers around supporting .. movement  :p .

Ananda Luna es un proyecto musical. Ananda Luna quiere encontrar un hogar en el mundo y unir gente con su música de combatir xenofobia que infecta este planeta. Ananda Luna le gusta de colaborar con artistas de disciplinarios diferentes como poesía, artes visuales etc.  y con culturas y generaciones diferentes para crear espacios de exploración, comunidad y reflexiones sociales. Anjali es una feminista, y ecologista y su trabajo esta centrado en apoyando…movimiento :p .

Ananda Luna est un projet musical. Ananda Luna veut trouver une maison dans le monde et unir les gens avec sa musique pour lutter contre la xénophobie qui infecte cette planète. Ananda Luna aime collaborer avec des artistes de différentes disciplines telles que la poésie, les arts visuels, etc. et avec différentes cultures et générations pour créer des espaces d’exploration, de réflexion communautaire et sociale. Anjali est une féministe et écologiste, et son travail est centré sur le soutien … du mouvement: p.

 

Recordings/ grabaciones

 

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Biography/biografia

Ananda Luna is a cross cultural musical project fronted by Anjalirose formed in response to the xenophobia, fear, and racism US Americans witness in the wake of the “Trump Era”. Ananda Luna is currently based in NJ but was born in the rolling hills of Western Massachusetts, home to some phenomenal musicians and hippies who have inspired the project to keep it’s passion for art and music honest and alive. Ananda Luna spent the past year in Spain and has been touring Europe and the USA for three months now.

Anjali has been playing classical piano since the age of 8 but started playing in bands and writing her own music when she was 20. The first was an all women’s indie rock folk band called Sapphic Prince, with a 5 piece jazz indie fusion group called Ginger Libations, and a short lived 3 piece indie fusion band called “Maple Babe” soon to follow after. While living in Western Massachusetts USA Anjali met a touring band from Montreal called “Thanya Iyer” who inspired her to start taking her music to Montreal and beyond. The name Ananda comes from the sanskrit word meaning “divine love” amongst other translations and Luna means “moon” in Spanish. For Anjali, Ananda Luna is the accumulation of musical and artistic tools she has gathered from activists, feminists, musicians, and artists who have inspired her to create and share love through art. Anjali’s bi racial heritage and frequent visits to India growing up influence Anunda Luna’s sound as it continues to expand and grow it’s global perspective.

An Ananda Luna performance usually involves audience participation and invited friends to play on stage with little preparation, to capture the beauty and challenge of spontaneity. Makeshift or recycled hand percussion is passed around as well as looped sequences on a microphone so the audience can feel what it means to create a living piece of art in unity. The last performance Anjali performed in Almería Spain at a feminist rally involved yoga, and vocal yawning exercises to meditative looped vocal sequences.

Ananda Luna has recently spent time recording and preparing for their first professional EP release’s, most of which was recorded at Ghost Hit Recording Studios with band mates from Anjali’s aforementioned collaborations as well as with friends in Montreal with producer and multi instrumentalist Daniel Gelinas. 

Communidad

Art is about community. Arte es sobre comunidad. Here are some folks Ananda Luna has met and collaborated with along the journey! Much love and appreciation for all we have created together 😀 Aquí hay personas con quien Ananda Luna tenía y tiene conexiones, colaboraciones, conciertos y amor.

Renee Mary Kumar  {NJ USA} : Abstract Water Color artist

Thanya Iyer {Montreal CA} indie experimental melodic bliss

Amani Saed {London UK}: Fearless spoken word poet and writer
https://amanisaeed.com/poetry/

Mezcla Profunda {Olympia WA/ Andalusia España} https://www.facebook.com/mezclaprofunda/

Grey Heron {Western Massachusetts USA}: Jazz band fronted by the lovely Haley Grey

Casey Opal {Western Massachusetts USA}: Dark, brilliant, melodic singer songwriter of Space Kase

Institute For The Musical Arts {Goshen Massachusetts USA}: A home to many women and queer musicians, brought to us by the beautiful Ann Hackler and June Millington (from the band “Fanny”)
https://www.ima.org

You Yourself and I: {Montreal CA}

Mad Habits: {Western Massachusetts USA}

Ian Bauer: {Western Massachusetts USA} Videographer, Multi Media Artist and instrumentalist

Kimmortal: { CA} R&B musician, artist, activist and educator

Eli Catlin: {Western Massachusetts USA} http://www.elicatlin.com

Oroboro: {Western Massachusetts USA}

Wishbone Zoe:{Western Massachusetts USA}

Jacqui Alpine:

Noelle Tannen and the Filthy No No’s: {New Orleans/ NYC USA} https://www.noelletannenmusic.com

Viola Deadgowns {Portland Maine USA}:

Ritual Talk:{NYC USA} https://ritualtalk.com

Jackie Bowdin: {Western Massachusetts, MA} Visual Artist
Anjalirose

Simon and Nagisa:

Max and Benji:

Kim Gibbons of Zoki: {Western Massachusetts USA}

Margot De Costerd:

Mica: {Western Massachusetts USA}

Nina Donogue:

Shows. Conciertos.

Check Ananda Luna Events on facebook for upcoming shows

2019

8.6 Gold Sounds Bar Brooklyn NYC USA

8.1 H0L0 Queens, NYC USA

7.26 Le Bar’lle/ Le Zygo Bar Nantes France

7.21 SISU presents radio show on “The Cause” Tottenham London UK

7.20 The Islington London UK

7.19 Belgian Brasserie London UK

7.18 Rich Mix London UK

7.16 Ronnie Scotts London UK

7.12 Vondelbunker Amsterdam Netherlands

7.14 Hostel Ani Haakien Rotterdam The Netherlands

7.10 Vrankrijk WTF Queer Abortion Network Amsterdam Netherlands

7.7 Steel House Copenhagen Denmark

7.4 Mineral Malmo Sweden

6. 29 Multi – Konzert Berlin Germany with Kellers-Roder-Borgmann Trio, Right Now! Trio with special guests, Shingo Masuda

6.28 BlackstarDogFM. Berlin Germany

6.21 Crack Festival Roma Italia

6.19 Gezin Pub Roma Italia with Luca Maria 

6. 15 Le Cosmographe Marseille France

6. 14 Bar Culturel Le Pas Sage Marseille France

6.12 Las Pibas Producen Barcelona España

6.9 Gran Bodega Saltó Barcelona España

6.8 Artelier Güell Barcelona España

6.6 Kfé Olé Barcelona España

6. 5 Unusual Project Barcelona España con Daniel Ruiz, Claudia Urbano

6. 2 La Mala Mujer Madrid España con Pilu Velver y Coños Sulfrantes (poesía)

5.30 CSOA La Redonda Granada España

5.18 Adas Café Almería España

5.4 El Sitio de LOA Granada España con Olivia Lavard y Siempre Bruja (DJ)

4.14 Almería Baraka Almería España

3.30 Coños Project Salamanca España

3.29 La Tertulia Granada España. con Cesar Camacho and John Lix

3.27 La Oficina Almería España. 

3.10 La Guajira Almería España. Jornada por Igualdad con Beatriz Herrerias y Madeline Farías (Siempre Bruja)

2.28 Vimaambi Granada España. Con Lara Muslera

2.22 La Bella Dorita Cuevas De Almanzora España. Defendiendo la esquela publica

 2.3 Berja España. Revortijo con Arte

2018

11.23 Super 8 Almería España. Fiesta Feminista. con Beatriz Herrerias. Silvia Romero. Didizz.

09.27 Muchmores NYC USA con Ginger Libations, Casey Opal. Grey Heron.

9.22 Gateway City Arts, Holyoke MA

9.20 Fruit St. Northampton MA USA con Mad Habits.Thanya Iyer. Grey Heron

9.19 The Glove NYC USA con Thanya Iyer

9.2 The Root Cellar Greenfield MA con Wendy Eisenberg, Miles Hewitt, Little Boy on Bike

8.17 Love Bubble Montreal CA con Thanya Iyer, You Yourself and I, Shapes

7.29 Belltower Records Opening Reception, North Adams MA

7.26 Hawks and Reed MA con Emily Carter. Brahm Masla. Thanya Iyer

7.24 Garden gig in Northampton MA con Daniel Gelinas, Dead Gowns, Hayes Peebles

7.23 Bishops Lounge Northampton MA con Brahm Masla y Hyperbowl’n

7.7 Le Plante Montreal CA con Amani Saeed. Kimmortal. Ariel Soucy

5.13 The Radio Bean Burlington VM USA

5.12 Resonance Cafe Montreal CA con Thany Iyer

4.19 Power House Amherst MA USA con Casey Opal, Maple Babe, Ritual Talk

4.18 Red Barn Hampshire MA USA con Maple Babe, Grey Heron, Oglaka

4.5 Smith College Northampton MA USA con Noelle Tannen and the Filthy No No’s

4.4. Northampton MA USA con Blame Cadence, Kimaya Diggs

3.6 Oberlin Ohio USA con Virginia Pine. Keerthi Sridharan

2.10 13th Queen Northampton MA USA con Ginger Libations. Aly Gear. Jacqui Alpine. Ned Haweeli & Jake Landau

2017

11.17 Tubecats MA USA con Ada Lea (montreal), New Spine (Portland ME), Space Kase

10.27 13 Queen Northampton MA USA
con Ginger Libations, Kozmic Peoples. Jacqui Alpine

10. 26 Lutheirs Coop Easthampton MA con Ginger Libations

10.8 Radio Bean Burlington VM USA con Lydia Ivanovich, Casey Opal, Oroboro

9.7 Northampton MA USA Arts Council reception con Lydia Ivanovich

8.27 Le Cagibi Montreal CA. con Holo Body. Callahan. Arielle Soucy. Toddler

8.19 Lady and the Amp Festival at IMA Goshen USA playing keys in Space Case

3.27 Greeno Subshop Amherst USA Beverly Tender. Pits. Story Time

3.16. 13th Floor East Hampton MA USA. Oroboro. Sleepy Monks. Ash Chugger

hay mas pero no recuerdo ahora…. 🙂