Luna de Anatolia

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"I'm part of a music group named "Luna de Anatolia" we sing about what being a woman means to us in a salvadorean society. When we are mad, we writte a song, when we are in love, we sing, we have the power in our voice to express what we feel, what we think and what we stand for. the video you're going to watch is Luna de Anatolia feat Musas desconectadas, another women's music group we are friends with and with whom we work together in different platforms in womens right matters.

I wrote that song (Abuela) to my grand grand mother to thank her for the things she taugh me and that I will never forget. Also for every abuela who raised our generations and the one's behind us, in our latin societies abuelas mean wisdom and strength. We thank our abuelas and we work so their pain will not be suffered by next generations."

Rocío Velasco

Santa Tecla, La Libertad, El Salvador

Sara Hubbard