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Lumanzin is a Brazilian musician and visual artist. She has a great range of variety of things she does. Her first professional musical release was in 2016, the EP “ABUSOS” produced by Pedro Serapicos. This EP was the first big open door in her artistic career.

Some of the main projects she participated and participates are Part of “Here Are Girls”, an experimental improvised music trio with Mahsa Salali (Iran) and Roxanna Abayati (Iraq); Dan Parties and The Immigrant army, a group from London where she plays electronics and sings; Luzia, a jazz-pop band which she produced and performed; Amanajé, a group of Reggae/sound system which she performed as backing vocal; UAU Band, an experimental band funded by Lisa Schonberg, with whom she recorded a piece for 4 drummers and ants sounds samples, and the Lumanzin itself achievements, performing in many countries like Brazil, Portugal, England, Albania, and Greece, releasing a lot of music, exhibiting digital art internationally, and participating in other people projects.


ABOUT THE ALBUM “Mansinha” is a word you might know, but Lumanzin introduces you to a new meaning. The translation is meek. Mansa, meek (f) / Manso, meek (m). The difference is the addition of in her transforming the State of Being meek in a diminished word that carries a whole construction of one's brain when one is born in such land, Brazil. It’s a specific kind of existence that necessarily needs the temperature, warmth, water, language, rhythms, insects, sun, costumes, a culture that Brazil has.

This feeling has many faces, many perspectives. This Lumanzin album is a great opportunity for you to get to know it a bit. "Mansinha" comes right after "quarentena", the first Lumanzin album, but this time, Mansinha brings the relief the artist needed after such a hard time. Who was there knows that "quarentena" talked about abortion, self-isolation (before covid), dealing with time, healing one-self. It has darker sounds, more notes that shock each other, more guilty, more fear. “Mansinha” comes to break this cycle and to introduce the light and the beauty that "quarentena" was healing us for.


"Mansinha" brings the beauty of vocals, acoustic guitar, and percussion to the shore. It was recorded mainly in Florianópolis - Brazil, but had recording sessions in Borsh (Albania) and London (UK). It's full of acoustic guitar. Actually, has no electronic instrument or element at all. Even on the track "Até aquelas", the percussive sounds that seem to be made with a machine, were recorded with an old fridge the artist had in her wood house during 2020.

Lumanzin invited over 22 participants for the album and gave complete freedom for them to create. She likes to highlight that "fim do mundo", for example, started with her sending only with a vocal track and a metronome. When Pedro Germer received the track, he inserted his own characteristics and vision. All of the participants did that.


"Mansinha" is my most complete work so far. I fulfilled a dream of having - a small part of - people I really admire and trust working with me. The biggest challenge was for sure recording by distance, because of the pandemic, but she couldn't be happier with the results. She proposed the idea, sent very raw files and people came up with things that sound like them. Like their intimacy. This album came as a relief after many endings, so she and this piece were (re)born together. She wanted to make something that sounded beautiful, complete. Something that is complex, but can easily reach everyone’s heart. Even because, she sings in Portuguese until now, the sound must be capable of touching people who can't understand what she is saying. And the lyrics are awesome as well, by the way. She has planned to use this album as the perfect excuse to keep doing something that has never been done for the past 3 years. That is to build an international career.

Now that I've been to more places and established a good network and partnerships in London mainly, she feels like she has enough experiences and languages that she speaks/understands to be able to invite pretty much anyone to collaborate. She feels that now she is ready to become big, to be big, to be everywhere. Now she is healthy, now she can make her mistakes and learned with them, she played in festivals, small, big venues, her songs, other people’s songs, in Portuguese, English, Spanish, Albanian.

Lumanzin works best on Bossa nova, Brazilian Music, Electronica, Experimental jazz, Indie pop, International pop, Latin music, Modern jazz, Pop rock Authentic, Contemporary, Creative, Curious, Experimental, Good vibes, Groovy, Unique, Indie, Intense, Original, Positive, Provocative, Romantic, Sensual, Surprising, Tropical, Underground, Strong universe, Weird, Available on Spotify, Composer, On stage experience, International potential, Strong social media presence, Supported artist, Unsigned artist, Upcoming project, Young talents.

 

Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/lumanzin/

Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/5P182zXWK4CDlGXxVW0WjD?ltclid=245d7a59-1a32-4a31-a99d-e484eb34be1c

 

OnTheSceneNY Feedback: Lumanzin is knowledgeable and has enough stamina to do more songs. She provided more information about herself and the album required. Will always share her works on our site.

 

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