Shara Lin Lunon

Composer, Vocalist

Brooklyn, United States

Shara Lunon is the product of the evolution of Black American musical traditions. As a poet, vocalist, composer, and improviser, her art finds the ethereal in the chaotic. With voice as the foundation, Shara’s music is an exploration of text and sound that seamlessly weaves through the ongoing relationship of struggle, resilience, and resolution. Her goal is to challenge lassitude and in its place, instill hope. Shara has performed with leading improvisers including Darius Jones, Ches Smith, Joy Guidry, and members of the International Contemporary Ensemble. Her work has been featured in The Gothamist, Metropolis Ensemble, and has won residency with Amanda + James production company, the 2022 Audiofemme Agenda Grant, and was a featured composer in the 2022 MATA Festival and Metropolis Ensemble BIOPHONY series.