Mama Kalunga is Virginia Rodrigues’ fifth album. Tiganá Santana was its artistic director and Sebastian Notini was its music producer. Committed to its African matrices, the repertoire features creations by black composers such as Abigail Moura, Geraldo Filme, Moacir Santos, Nei Lopes, Paulinho da Viola, Roberto Mendes and Tiganá Santana. The album was nominated for best album and Virginia won MPB Best Singer Award at the 27th Brazilian Music Awards.