Aluna is a San Francisco-Bay Area multicultural ethnic and Colombian folkloric band.
Their show includes traditional Colombian music styles such as Cumbia, Puya, Bullerengue, Curruláo and Mapalé among others, as well as all-original music and joint performances with various Colombian ethnic dance ensemble groups based in San Francisco and the Bay Area.
Their traditional style is influenced by artists such as Totó la Momposina, Petrona Martinez, Martina Camargo and Los Gaiteros de San Jacinto.
Contemporary stylistic influences include Carlos Vives, Curupira, and Naipu.
The founders of Aluna have carried out extensive research into the rhythmical roots of traditional Colombian music. Aluna's lively performances adhere to the purest of these musical traditions.
All the native instruments played by the band were hand made in San Jacinto and Cartagena, Colombia by native artisans and musicians.