WEEKLY FUNK INVOCATION
Afrobeat, Brazilian, Dub, Reggae, Cumbia,
Samba Disco, Batucada, Afro-Latin House,
Indian Beats, Makossa & other deep-rooted
Funk music from around the world
Thursday, June 28, 2012
AFRO FUNKE' LIVE PRESENTS
LOCOS POR JUANA
Locos Por Juana is a 2x Grammy Nominated, bilingual Jam-Band formed in Miami, FL in the year 2000
most notably recognized by their electrifying dynamism onstage and their unique take of Afro-Caribbean Music.
Thepresent lineup consists of vocalist Itagui Correa, guitarist Mark Kondrat, and drummer Javier Delgado which form
the nucleus of the group, joined by trombonist Lasim Richards and percussionist Carlos Palmet, and at times as
many as 5-7 guest musicians may join the band onstage.
Locos Por Juana's sound is a distinct one, drawing from the members' diverse backgrounds. The heart and soul of
their hybrid style emanates from Colombia. Itagui and Javier were born in Colombia, and Mark is Miami-born of
Colombian descent. As such, they incorporate the beloved sounds of their heritage and their upbringing, like Cumbia,
Champeta and Afro-Colombian rhythms such as Mapale and Chande, reshaping them, breathing a new life into them, and
giving them an altogether new identity. Also, Integral to Locos Por Juana's style is the musical influence of Reggae, Dancehall
and Ragga from Miami and the Caribbean; and Hip-Hop, Rock and Funk from the US.
Locos por Juana released their first two albums with idependant Salsa Label, Musical Productions (MP) Records. The first
album, self-titlted, was released in 2003 and nominated to Los Premios Nuestros for, Best Urban Album. Their second release,
Musica p'al Pueblo, was nominated to the 2005 Latin Grammy Awards for Best Rock/Alternative Album. In 2007,
Locos por Juana signed with Universal Musica and released the critically acclaimed, American Grammy Nominated album,
La Verdad in 2008. The band went on a East and West coast American tour in support of the release which followed with a
Summer European Festival Tour. In 2010, Locos por Juana returned with a new independently released EP titled, Evolucíon
which took them to Bogota, Colombia when the album was nominated to Los Premios Shock for Best Alternative Album.
Many have tried to define their style, the L.A. Times calls Locos por Juana "a funky, pan-Latin amalgam," and referenced
their "pulling listeners into a reverse Gulf Stream churning through the Straits of Florida south to Jamaica, Venezuela and
Colombia, and over to Puerto Rico." Miami New Times has regaled their 2008 American Grammy nominated release, La Verdad
(Universal Music) as "the truth of a new multicultural, cosmopolitan generation, played out in the music that represents their
cross-cultural connections." and The Miami Herald dubbed them "Miami's beloved Latin-Reggae-Hip-Hop mashup master.
" From Colombia to Miami, from Central America to Europe, Locos por Juana is ready to break out with their
New Album: Somos de la Calle
BET Nomination Party 88-10pm:
GoodMakers and Creative Visions Foundation will co-host this exciting event to celebrate
Camp Mulla's BET Nomination for Best International Artist- Africa. This is Camp Mulla's
firsttrip to Los Angeles and the event will bring LA based mainstream artists as well as African artists
together to celebrate this hot new group and Kenya's first act to be nominated for a BET award.
Camp Mulla will also announce their involvement in a charity campaign called,
'We Are One Under The Sun' which will benefit persons with albinism living in Africa
who are being harmed, killed and otherwise marginalized. Camp Mulla is joining a
short list of mainstream and African artists who will collaborate on an original song and
music video with all proceeds benefiting this important cause. Camp Mulla is part of a
wave of talented young artist activists who are using their talent to change the face of Africa.
Camp Mulla is a Kenyan hip hop group originating from and based in Nairobi, Kenya.
The group is considered one of the most exciting upcoming music groups in Kenya, if not
East Africa and the first Kenyan group to be nominated for a BET award. The majority of
their music incorporates hip hop and contemporary R&B respectively. They call their musical
style "2-5-Flow" or "254Low" (pronounced two five flow), which is a pun ofKenya's calling
code +254. "254Low" is also said to be the name of their soon to be launched multi-talented
fraternity, which will feature young Kenyan upcoming artists believed to be the future of
the newly reformed music industry. Camp Mulla is rumored to be negotiating a lucrative
deal with a major record label, to be announced shortly after the BET awards.
www.reverbnation.com/CampMulla & http://youtube.com/user/CampMulla
(KCRW / TheLift / Musaics)
(Afro Funke' / Eclectica)
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*Current album "Hymns for the Rebel Soul" on ITunes!
afro funke' co:founder, booker, photographer & producer:
+Upcoming Photo Exhibit June 26 @ MOMAI
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8pm - 2am / $10
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