Cristian de la Luna

Cristian de la Lunawas born in Colombia of Garcia Marquez. He grew up in the noisy bustle of Cumbia, Porro and San Juanero. He played trumpet in a traditional Colombian music ensemble: a "papayera," and percussion in the school band. It is there that he found the unalterable passion of his life: Music. When he emigrated to Quebec, at the age of 17, the exile and the nostalgia served him to compose his first songs, play his first concerts and tours in the province of the "language of Molière." The sad story of his exile from Colombia and the adaptation to his country of adoption; Canada, shaped t h i s " n e w w a v e » C a n a d i a n .Asculturally diverse polyglot and human rights activist, Cristian seeks with his music, promoting the unification of races and religions, crushing divisions, and dismantling the chronic neglect of those who stop dreaming.After Quebec, Western Canada was hishome. In the shadow of theRockies he wrote songs for his band La Luna de Santiago. With La Luna, he received a nomination to the Western Canadian Music Awards for his album, "Puede ser"propelling him to various Canadian musicfestivals.The Francophone community of Alberta welcomed him after proposing his songs in French. He was also, awarded in the province's most important Francophone songwritingand performing contest: Polyphonik.Then he was selected to represent Alberta atthe prestigious Western C a n a d i a n « C h a n t ' O u e s t » competition in Victoria, British Columbia.Showcased inWinnipeg for the Festival duvoyager, with "Rame à la rencontre", then Contact Ouest inYellowknife, where he was awarded prix RGE-RADARTS 2017 and selected to do a western and Eastern Canada tour for2018/19. in Moncton, NB he showcased for the Franco-Fête in November. This year, in January; De la luna, showcased in Ottawa for the "Contact Ontario" where he was selected to be a panelist in representation of the world music scene in the western Canadian conference. Also, he has been Selected to showcase in the Bourse rideau in Quebec City on February.De la Luna islaunching a single of his new album beginning 2018 followed by a video clip made in Spain and then hisfirst album named Sabesby mai 2018

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