Mojo Juju: Native Tongue

FRI 22 MAR 2019 |


After a decade honing the art of story-telling, Mojo Juju has made the boldest move imaginable; she has decided to finally just be the story.

NATIVE TONGUE is a fitting title for the third studio album from Mojo Juju and it is her very essence laid bare. It is raw, honest, emotional and intrinsically political. It is also brutal and relentlessly real.

Since cutting her teeth and making a name for herself on the Australian touring circuit in the late 2000s, Mojo Ruiz de Luzuriaga, a.k.a Mojo Juju, has been many things to many people. She's been a troubadour, a soothsayer, a shapeshifter and a darn good songwriter. Now, she has decided to just be the story. 

'Native Tongue' is exactly that; Through the telling of family history and her own personal experiences, Juju explores her relationships with Elders and Ancestry and how that informs her own identity



  • J Awards: Australian Music Video of the Year 
  • National Live Music Awards: Best Live Act, R&B Artist of the Year 

“Native Tongue” nominated for the following awards: 

  • ARIA Awards: Best Urban Album, Best Video, Breakthrough Artist 
  • The Age Music Victoria Awards: Best Solo Artist, Best Female, Best Song, Best Global Act 
  • J Awards: Double J Artist of the Year 
  • Dreamtime Awards: Female Artist of the Year (winner) 




Coarse language

Suitability Rated: PG

Presented by: Strut & Fret in association with Select Music