Tuesday, May 24, 2011
Locos Por Juana - The Sound of Miami
Take some Colombian cumbia, mix it with some Jamaican reggae, a dash of Puerto Rican sabor and a healthy dose of some good old American funk and hip hop, and what do you have? You have the pulse of Miami, and the sound of Locos Por Juana.
Formed in 2000, Locos Por Juana has been dominating the indie music scene in Miami for over a decade. Just like the people of their hometown, the music of Locos Por Juana comes from South American and Caribbean roots. They blend various rhythmic influences together to create a fusion that truly represents the heat, the sensuality, and the energy of the Magic City.
Miami New Times called their 2008 release La Verdad “the truth of a new multicultural, cosmopolitan generation, played out in the music that represents their cross-cultural connections.”
But their buzz has been felt and recognized far beyond Miami. Locos Por Juana has been named "Best New Latin Rock Band" by BBC America, received a Latin Grammy nomination for "Best Album by Group", and a Grammy nomination for "Best Latin Rock/Alternative Album".
Here's a video of their latest release, the Evolucion EP. Indeed, the fellas of Locos Por Juana have continued to evolve over the past 11 years, we can't wait to see what's next...!