LOCOS POR JUANA
With Special Guests Empresarios + DJ Mafe (Maracuyeah)
FRI JULY 19 / 8PM; DOORS 7:30PM
“Blending relaxed reggae grooves with biting social commentary, hip-hop raps with brassy solos, Locos por Juana pulls listeners into a reverse Gulf Stream churning through the Straits of Florida south to Jamaica, Venezuela and Colombia, and over to Puerto Rico.”
– LA Times
Locos Por Juana is a two-time Grammy-nominated, bilingual band from Miami, Florida. Locos Por Juana's sound is a distinct one, and they are most notably recognized by their electrifying energy onstage and their unique take on Afro-Caribbean music. Inspired by the Colombian heritage many of the band members share, they pull from the traditional beats of cumbia, champeta and Afro-Colombian rhythms such as mapale and chande, and then incorporate reggae, dancehall, ragga, hip-hop, rock and funk to create an incredibly diverse and upbeat fusion of sounds.
Locos Por Juana has released three albums which have received nominations for such critically acclaimed awards such as Los Premios Nuestros’ Best Urban Album, the 2005 Latin Grammy Awards for Best Rock/Alternative Album, and the 2008 American Grammy Awards. Their most recent album was nominated to Los Premios Shock for Best Alternative Album in 2010.
7:30: Doors Open
8:00: DJ Mafe
10:15: Locos Por Juana