Locos por Juana are a self-described Latin urban orchestra from Miami whose wide-ranging musical approach draws from tropical styles such as reggae, cumbia, and salsa as well as urban styles such as hip-hop, rock, and Latin alternative.
Founded in Miami, FL, the multicultural band is comprised of Itagüí Correa (vocals; from Colombia), Mark Kondrat (guitar; Colombia), Emiliano Torres (trumpet; Argentina), Guillermo Cabral (bass; Venezuela), Javier Delgado (drums; Colombia), and Alan Reyna (percussion; Venezuela). Locos por Juana made their commercial recording debut in 2002 with a self-titled full-length album on the Miami-based independent label Musical Productions. Featuring the single "Que Es Lo Que Está Pasando," Locos por Juana was critically acclaimed and earned the band a nomination for Best Urban Artist at the 2003 Premios Lo Nuestro. The follow-up album, Música pa'l Pueblo (2005), also released by Musical Productions, was similarly acclaimed. Featuring a duet with Armando Manzanero ("Adoro"), Música pa'l Pueblo was nominated for Best Latin Rock Album at the 2005 Latin Grammy Awards. The third Locos por Juana album, La Verdad (2008), was released by the Universal Music Group subsidiary Machete Music and was nominated for Best Latin Rock or Alternative Album at the 2009 Grammy Awards. In promotional support of the album, the band released the single "Armando" and toured extensively, including a performance at the 2009 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival. ~ Jason Birchmeier