Photo by Nicole Mason

Junaco means ‘rolling with the pace of life, enjoying the present, living with intention and not just running to run’

Sounds like the musical duo we all need right now. Having previously released music produced by Omar Yakar (The War on Drugs, Perfume Genius), Shahana Jaffer and Joey LaRosa have recently had an upbeat change of heart with producer James McAlister (Sufjan Stevens, Planetarium, Ester Drang) in the midst of a seismic year, which saw the tectonic plates of our perspectives shift drastically. 

Though you may hear they met in the Northern mountains of California – Shahana and Joey met at music school, two individuals whose artistic perspectives, I’m truly glad collided. They recently released their single “Blue Room” from their forthcoming album to be released this June. 

The duo chose songs by Mulatu Astatke, Adrianne Lenker, and more to share on this episode — all of which welcome you gently, swiftly and melodically into the world of Junaco. 

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