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Locos Por Juana is a 2x Grammy Nominated, bilingual Jam-Band formed in Miami, FL in the year 2000 most notably recognized by their electrifying dynamism onstage and their unique take of Afro-Caribbean Music. The present lineup consists of vocalist Itagui Correa, guitarist Mark Kondrat, and drummer Javier Delgado which form the nucleus of the group, joined by trombonist Lasim Richards and percussionist Carlos Palmet, and at times as many as 5-7 guest musicians may join the band onstage.

Locos Por Juana's sound is a distinct one, drawing from the members' diverse backgrounds. The heart and soul of their hybrid style emanates from Colombia. Itagui and Javier were born in Colombia, and Mark is Miami-born of Colombian descent. As such, they incorporate the beloved sounds of their heritage and their upbringing, like Cumbia, Champeta and Afro-Colombian rhythms such as Mapale and Chande, reshaping them, breathing a new life into them, and giving them an altogether new identity. Also, Integral to Locos Por Juana's style is the musical influence of Reggae, Dancehall and Ragga from Miami and the Caribbean; and Hip-Hop, Rock and Funk from the US.

Locos por Juana released their first two albums with idependant Salsa Label, Musical Productions (MP) Records. The first album, self-titlted, was released in 2003 and nominated to Los Premios Nuestros for, Best Urban Album. Their second release, Musica p'al Pueblo, was nominated to the 2005 Latin Grammy Awards for Best Rock/Alternative Album.
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In 2007, Locos por Juana signed with Universal Musica and released the critically acclaimed, American Grammy Nominated album, La Verdad in 2008. The band went on a East and West coast American tour in support of the release which followed with a Summer European Festival Tour. In 2010, Locos por Juana returned with a new independently released EP titled, Evolucíon which took them to Bogota, Colombia when the album was nominated to Los Premios Shock for Best Alternative Album.

Many have tried to define their style, the L.A. Times calls Locos por Juana “a funky, pan-Latin amalgam,” and referenced their “pulling listeners into a reverse Gulf Stream churning through the Straits of Florida south to Jamaica, Venezuela and Colombia, and over to Puerto Rico.” Miami New Times has regaled their 2008 American Grammy nominated release, La Verdad (Universal Music) as “the truth of a new multicultural, cosmopolitan generation, played out in the music that represents their cross-cultural connections.” and The Miami Herald dubbed them “Miami’s beloved Latin-Reggae-Hip-Hop mashup master.”

From Colombia to Miami, from Central America to Europe, Locos por Juana is ready to break out with their
New Album: Somos de la Calle

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