MusicThomas Gallo

Locos Por Juana

MusicThomas Gallo
Locos Por Juana

Dedicated to the evolution of sound, Locos Por Juana is a professional music group who transcends their Latin American roots and inspires a new generation of artists. "Mueve Mueve" one of their hit singles captures the essence of their transformation and purpose, generating positivity and dance.

Established in Miami, in the early 2000's, the band has grown with the city embracing new sounds from every corner of the globe. Touring with a message of unity, international audiences have seen the band reach the pinnacle of award shows for music, the Grammy’s and Latin Grammy's. Nominated in 2005 for the "Best Latin Rock or Alternative Album" and later in 2008 as "Best Latin Rock or Alternative Group". The group, now family, is focused on revisiting the Grammy's and making their mark in music history.

"I want to inspire motivation,” said lead vocalist and songwriter, Itagui Correa with a smile, representing Led Zeppelin on his t-shirt and with his locks of hair tied up like a Medusa head. The “nucleus” as Itagui calls it includes himself, the guitarist Mark Kondrat, and the drummer Javier Delgado.

Together their heritage resides in the beautiful country of Colombia. Itagui is from the mountains of Medellin, while Mark and Javier are from the ocean city of Barranquilla. Their cultural identity and music brought them together and has kept them together for over ten years. In the rehearsal sessions Javier, also works the computer putting together the digital sounds from live music piecing together the song. During interim song breaks Mark will change the notes, having a keen knowledge base of scoring music. Together with the percussions and bass you have the recording artist, Locos Por Juana.

The band just got back from a Las Vegas show where I got to catch up with Mr. Correa. The man loves Nicaraguan and Colombian cuisine.  Itagui's greatest influences range from New York City hip-hop artists the Wu Tang Clan, to the Puerto Rican salsa singer Hector Lavoe, and the Jamaican reggae legend Bob Marley. If Itagui is not writing or singing he is probably out fishing, bike riding, or playing soccer. A sponsor of education, the band has played in many schools and universities. "I'm all about the energies and I want to send a positive one,” says Itagui.

Breaking the barriers of genres and fusing an amazing sound, Locos Por Juana carries the momentum of today’s culture transforming it to vibrant life.  Join the rhythm of Locos Por Juana set to play live in an intimate setting December 5th at the Blind Pig, located at 541 SW 12st. The show is going to be broadcasted live throughout Latin America and the Caribbean as part of the Estamos Juntos celebration.