Soluna, a 22-year-old Afro-Latina artist, has been building a devoted following in Lisbon, showcasing her creative fusion of reggaeton and tarraxo on stages throughout the city. Her Spanish-language lyrics are unique in the Portuguese scene, but her mixed identity and experience as a young, queer, migrant woman has resonated with fans. Earlier this year, she performed to a sold-out crowd at Lisbon’s iconic nightclub Lux Fragíl, and she already has eagerly-anticipated sets lined up at Super Bock em Stock and ID No Limits Festival.
‘Flaca,’ Soluna’s first official release, was produced in collaboration with Portugal’s Dotorado Pro. The track will be released on all platforms on Friday, 26th of November, but fans can get an early preview at Lisbon’s Musicbox tonight at 10pm, where she’ll host a release party complete with surprise guests. Tickets cost six euros and can be purchased at https://musicboxlisboa.com/ so if you are in Lisbon it promises to be a fantastic event! Soluna’s dynamic live performances, backed by Brazilian DJ and producer King Kami and developed after two years performing as a backing vocalist with Cape Verdean singer Dino d’Santiago, are not to be missed.
Teaser of Flaca by Soluna
Soluna pulls influence from the Latin classics and Argentinian rhythms that sound tracked her upbringing as well as a diverse group of female vocalists including Paloma Mami, Yendri, Tems and H.E.R. As a result of being raised in Catalonia, she is very connected to her Spanish roots and feels most at home singing in Spanish — though she is also fluent in Portuguese and English, and effortlessly drops tri-lingual lyrics into every track. She is outspoken about her mixed heritage, aiming to represent those who get “lost in the cultural conversation,” and is also a proud member of the LGBTQ community.
To keep up to date with Soluna you can follow her on Instagram @_soluna____ or similarly you can check out her Facebook page @solunamusics.