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Juana Molina at the North Beach Bandshell
Opening set by Afrobeta
$30 in advance, $35 at the door
Doors Open: 7pm, Show Time: 8pm
“Like Björk and Camille’s big sister, she’s a strange mermaid who lures listeners with her marvelous vocals and rhythms” Focus Le Vif
Argentinian indie-folk-electronic star, Juana Molina, makes a rare Miami appearance coming off recent dates opening for David Byrne on the South American leg of his American Utopia Tour. This inimitable, wonderful, bewitching musician is a deeply original and visionary artist who, like Brian Wilson or Kevin Shields, pulls off the most out-there material with melodies as accessible as conventional pop (Rolling Stone). In addition to praise for her work as a singer-songwriter she has often been compared to artists such as Björk and Aphex Twin for her expansive electronic work. She has been described as pure genius, beguiling (Pitchfork) and is said to be one of the most extraordinary singers around (Spin).
At a young age Juana was determined to become independent and to pursue a career in music. Like so many other young artists, Juana’s career aspirations were “to earn a good salary for working just a few hours”, in order to keep free time to develop her musicianship. She knew she had a knack for doing imitations, and went to pass an audition for a TV program. She got hired on the spot. Her popularity rose meteorically and, three years later, she had her own comedy show. The show was a great success, it was syndicated to other Latin American countries and, within just a few years, Juana had become the most popular comedian in Argentina.
Seven years after her TV debut, she found herself reflecting on her rapid rise to stardom, and thought: “this really isn’t what I wanted to do”. She took the brave resolution to cancel the show (something that many would hold against her for years), and to pick up music again. Since then she has released several highly acclaimed albums and performed across the globe.
Learn more about Juana Molina and listen here
Afrobeta has, according to The Miami New Times, consistently produced songs that “are classic yet modern, underground yet Billboard chart-friendly. It wouldn’t be surprising to find Afrobeta writing songs for Madonna or even M.I.A. For now, Miami is lucky to have them on a regular basis; they’re a match in disco-house heaven.”
This concert is a part of Rhythm Foundation’s LatinX concert series