Magali Luque has performed in innumerable festivals and concerts throughout Peru and South America. In early 2009, she toured with Peruvian singer/actress Magaly Solier, whose film 'La teta asustada' (The Milk of Sorrow) won the Golden Bear at the Berlinale Film Festival in 2009 as well as an Oscar nomination for Best Foreign Film. In October 2009, Magali composed and performed the theme song "Buena Onda" (Good Vibes) for a UNICEF campaign in Peru to benefit needy children. Because of her outstanding qualities as an eclectic composer, arranger, multi-instrumentalist, and vocalist, Magali Luque is one of the most sought-after musicians in Peru. Her many works cover not only the music field but also productions such as theater adaptations and children's books. She has also performed and recorded with the most important artists in the Peruvian folklore category, such as Damaris, Saywa, The Gaytán Castro Brothers, Nelly Munguía etc. It was her work on Damaris' CD "Mil caminos" (A Thousand Journeys) that yielded a 2008 Seagull Award for Best Song at the Latin Music Festival in Viña del Mar, Chile, as well as a Latin Grammy nomination. Magali Luque's latest project is her solo CD entitled 'Básica' (translated as 'Basic Me'), a personal project with a variety of eclectic music performed on acoustic instruments. She journeys through a myriad of world rhythms, from pop ballads to funk, from guajira to bolero, from bossa to swing, leaving room for jazzy improvisations by singer and band alike. Her evocative lyrics in Spanish speak of being in and out of love, and the marriage of these to world beats create a distinctive style that only Magali's soulful voice can express. Her music videos for the hit songs "Medicina perfecta" (Perfect Medicine) and "No voy a decírtelo" (I Won't Tell You) receive constant airplay on Peruvian television and are available for viewing on YouTube. Among the gems in "Básica" are the bossa "Pensar en ti" (Thinking of you) with lyrics that dwell on romantic thoughts: "Magic, / is listening to your voice not saying anything/ feeling your gaze at every moment/ that enraptures me" and the swing "Duerme" (Sleep) with provocative scenes: "Sleep in my lap / I want to feel your skin / soft and sweet, salty as well, / of today and of tomorrow / but not of yesterday." The ballad "Equivocadamente tuya" (Mistakenly Yours) sings to love lost with the powerful phrase: "Here I am, / mistakenly yours, / and there you are, / rightly far from me" as well as the bolero "Dime" (Tell Me): "Our sweet words have been frozen, / tenderness forgotten in some corner." Other songs are a declaration of individualism and freedom, like "Canción básica" (Basic Song): "I like to laugh out loud / I like to get even sometimes, / I like the disorder of order, and the order of disorder" and the guajira "Vida de perro" (A Dog's Life): "Highway life, / moonless nights, / if you find me, take me with you, / I'll take care of you." In all of Magali's lyrics, there is passion and poetry, as in songs that deal with broken relationships: "Cover the weariness of my eyes with your hands, / so I may rest on your fingers, / that way I won't see me in the mirror, / and realize I'm crying" from "Sin título" (Untitled). The marriage of thought-provoking lyrics and world rhythms make Magali's debut CD a unique listening experience.
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