OK Who is this PETRA LUNA woman?
Well she is a Mexican/American recording artist from Chicago living in LA. She has recently released her new CD called “Empowerment”. This is a diverse record with something for everyone.
For this CD, she has not only recorded fun, high-energy songs, she has also attempted to provoke thought. Being greatly impacted in her life by DOMESTIC ABUSE, and her recovery from it, she is determined to do something about it by helping others. She has dedicated the following songs to try and educate young people about this serious problem that is reaching epidemic proportions;
IF ANY OF THIS MUSIC IMPACTS YOU TO HELP YOURSELF OR OTHERS, PLEASE CALL THE NATIONAL DOMESTIC VIOLENCE HOTLINE AT (800)799-SAFE.
“Adam”, based on a real boy living in a freezing basement through Midwestern winters. Abandon by his parents, he is cutting himself and living the revolving door of prisons and drug rehabilitation centers.
“The Idiot”, based on a real pedophile who was exposed and committed suicide, leaving his children to not only to be left with the scars of abuse but the legacy of his selfish death.
“Petrafide”, based on a young woman’s struggle to not be taken in by a slick, attractive man. A bad boy, possibly an abuser and she knows it.
“Talk Show Skit” into “Pero Lo Amo”, her signature abuse anthem! It is an aggressive song to try and persuade young victims to escape their abusers and defend themselves with force if necessary. It is written as a Rap Song in an attempt speak to young people in a language they will understand and appreciate. ADULT LANGAGE on this track.
“Over Me”, dealing with the mind of an abuse victim. It is an account of her experience with a brutal abuser and the complete breakdown of her sense of self worth. In this song she can see how pathetic she is and hates herself for it.
“Just To Hate You”, based on the no-self respect reasoning of an abuse victim. Another account of her past failures to leave her distant and abusive relationships. The point is if you can understand an abuse victim you can help them.
OTHER SONGS OF INTEREST
“History Mex”skit into “Mis Raices” written by Henry Iglesias. A song that describes the struggles of being a CHICANA and not knowing where she belongs. The song is a plea to be accepted by her Mexican and American peoples.
“Yo Business” A hot sexy dance tune that has had many a DJ’s interested in spinning it here and in the UK.
You can sample and buy her songs individually at itunes.
The CD is available on CDBaby.com.
For more info on Petra Luna go to PETRALUNA.com
This artist has been recognized for her efforts to build awareness concerning domestic abuse by: Laura Bush, Safe Passage Organization, P.A.W.S. Foundation, The National Domestic Violence Hotline, Organizacion Padres Latinos, American Legion, X Radio, Celebrity Society Magazine, All Access Magazine and the Music Connection Magazine.