In this new entry in our ‘Diamonds In The Rough’ category, we want to introduce you to upcoming artist Luna Red and her brand new EP titled Journey To Self.
Luna Red (aka Teineisha Richards) is a multifaceted artist based in Toronto. An emerging vocal artist and film director, she currently heads up Events & Outreach department at imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival (where she curated their Futurisms online program). She’s also dipped her toe into the modelling pool by being the catalog cover for The Indigenous Fashion Arts Toronto (2022).
Some of Luna’s quotes on project:
“As an Afro Indigenous woman, it has been a struggle to find my place within Community. It has led to my continued research and fascination with Black and Indigenous peoples and our history and culture today. I want to challenge the history that was forced upon us by western society and tell a different story – one of love, divine power, unity and peace between Black and Indigenous Peoples. I strive to entertain my audience and while I have their attention, I aim to share a valuable lesson. The performing arts are a fun way to teach and an even more fun way to learn. For my 5 song EP, I aim to create songs that entice people to think outside of the box and to go against the status-quo of “beauty”, love, gender roles, culture, religion/spirituality and history.”
Listen to the full project below: