UCR #041

October 30, 2017



After a little break, we are now delighted to welcome ALUNA to our podcast series.

ALUNA depicts the joined talents and complementary creations of Maywa and Steffen Kirchhoff, world travellers and soul explorers. Their music project aspires to the creation and spreading of ritualistic music, leading the listeners to reconnect with the Earth, to harmonize with Nature, and with its endless wonders. It’s healing music, it’s music to dance, it’s music to love.
Their vision is embodied by their selection of sounds, idyllic melodies, and fascinating vocals, all permeated of Latin American flavours. In fact, their music project finds its origin in the Columbian forests where these beautiful souls first met, as soloist artists. The word ALUNA also descends from the natives of that land. Among the Kogi people, it stands for the “invisible spirit realm”, the source and intelligence of life. After that magic encounter, the two artists gathered again in April 2017 on the shores of the Baltic sea, where their first melodies were produced. This marked the nascence of ALUNA. Since then, the two started their spiritual journey across Europe spreading their message of reconciliation through live-sets, often uplifted by cacao ceremonies.
Talking about this set, Steffen stated “For UCR we wanted to create something really unique”, an unparalleled production by two inspired and inspiring artists, created with pure love. The enchanting blend of Maywa’s live vocals and Steffen’s organic sounds reproduces the vibe of their ceremonial live-sets. The magical journey begins with an invocation by Maywa who gently guides the listeners to connect with themselves, with their higher mind, with their essence, and to open an ethereal connection with the whole, with the elements, with the cosmos. The energy of the moon inspired her to plant the seed for this podcast. A deep travel into her sensibility and vulnerability prepared her soul to connect with the sounds and melodies that would have then composed the podcast. Those drive listeners through heavenly forests, in the inviolate Nature. A travel in space and time till the origin of the world. A dark silent world purely animated by the potential of life to exist.
Now lay back comfortable, dim the lights, make sure nobody will disturb the listening. Relax, take a deep breath, and enjoy the journey.


00:00:00 ••• Openig Ritual Invocation
00:06:35 ••• ALUNA & INTICHE ••• Ininti (unreleased)
00:14:00 ••• Coss ••• Forbidden Orchard (ALUNA Renacimiento)
00:20:17 ••• ALUNA ••• Ayahuanina
00:25:30 ••• INTICHE ••• Ser Consiente (ALUNA Revision) (unreleased)
00:33:20 ••• Nathan Hall ••• Viento del Bosque (Steffen Kirchhoff Revision)
00:38:35 ••• Discoshaman ••• Wow (Steffen Kirchhoff Remix)
00:45:40 ••• Steffen Kirchhoff ••• Shakana
00:53:30 ••• Steffen Kirchhoff ••• Gaia
00:58:27 ••• PrA.A.H ••• Chamada (Steffen Kirchhoff Remix)
01:05:15 ••• Steffen Kirchhoff ••• Ari (unreleased)
01:12:06 ••• Steffen Kirchhoff (feat. Maywa) ••• Dulces Sueños
01:18:20 ••• ALUNA ••• Heyana
01:25:29 ••• Kogi Poem interpreted by Maywa

Aluna on Soundcloud
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Maywa on Soundcloud
Steffen Kirchhoff on Soundcloud