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Locos Por Juana, Kiko Villamizar, DJ Vanessa La Bestia
July 23, 2016 @ 9:00 pm - July 24, 2016 @ 2:00 am
Doors open at 9 pm; Kiko Villamizar kicks off the show at 10 pm with DJ Vanessa La Bestia spinning between sets.
Locos Por Juana is a GRAMMY and Latin GRAMMY nominated bilingual Latin Jam-Band,most notably recognized for their energetic live performance and unique fusion ofLatin, Caribbean, and American rhythms. The band was formed in Miami, FL in 2000.The band consists of vocalist Itagui Correa, guitarist Mark Kondrat and drummer JavierDelgado, which form the nucleus of the group, joined by trombonist Lasim Richardsand percussionist Carlos Palmet. At times there are as many as five to seven guestmusicians that join the band onstage for shows and tours.
Locos Por Juana’s sound is a distinct one, a hybrid drawing not only from the bandmembers’ diverse backgrounds but also from other countries’ musical styles as well.Correa and Delgado were born in Colombia, and Kondrat is a Miami native of Colombiandescent. As such, they incorporate the beloved sounds of their heritage and upbringinglike Cumbia, Champeta and Afro-Colombian rhythms such as Mapale and Chande,reshaping and breathing new life into them in order to give them a new identityaltogether. Also integral to Locos Por Juana’s style are musical influences from Miamiand the Caribbean islands including Reggae, Raggamuffin, and Dub from Jamaica alongwith Hip-Hop, Rock, and Funk leading to fusion that Kondrat coined “that island swing”.In essence, the heart and soul of the band’s style emanates from Colombia, a countrywhose musical styles are ever-present in band’s music.
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