Luna Silva is a singer-songwriter, choir-leader, and multi-instrumentalist who was born in France; the daughter of an English actress and a Spanish clown. Singing in three languages and playing several instruments, her compositions are informed by numerous intercultural travels and experiences. In 2016 she spent time in Indonesia, carrying out research on two Indonesian ukulele-like instruments, the cak and the cuk. A natural and instinctive performer, Luna combines contemporary music with traditional musics from around the globe. She performs in the female polyphonic vocal trio Samaïa - focusing heavily on Turkish and Kurdish music - as well as part of her own quartet whose arrangements touch on eastern European, English folk, pop, rock and jazz. Since 2020, Luna has been an integral part of the Making Tracks residency team.