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Guanabanas Hosts Electric Piquete and Locos Por Juana for Noche Latina April 8
Electric Piquete’s Latin funk featured during happy hour, Locos Por Juana’s Latin reggae vibes round out the evening
Jupiter, FL – March 28, 2017 – Now well into its second year, Guanabanas Island Restaurant & Bar’s Noche Latina (Latin night) series showcases prominent local, regional and international Latin music acts on a monthly basis. On Saturday, April 8, series mainstays Electric Piquete will perform three sets of Latin funk from 4 to 7 p.m. during happy hour, and the Grammy and LatinGrammy-nominated Miami reggae / fusion act Locos Por Juana takes the stage at 9 p.m. Both shows are free and open to those 21 and over.
“We’re very excited about Locos Por Juana’s first-ever performance here at Guanabanas,” says talent buyer Matt Cahur. “Their brand of Latin reggae has earned them fans throughout the U.S. and South America, and we are looking forward to their energetic live vibe. The last time Electric Piquete played happy hour, the crowd was left wanting more.” Cahur’s marketing and promotions company Roots Music has been organizing and coordinating reggae events for nearly 20 years.
Electric Piquete, two-time Miami New Times “Best Latin Band” award-winners, fuse rock, jazz, funk, Afro-Caribbean, progressive and R&B influences with incendiary results. Last summer they issued their “Singles Collection” digitally and on CD, and released a video for their single “Cut Me Loose”. The band dazzled their audience during their return to the Carnaval on the Mile earlier this month in Miami. More information: www.ElectricPiquete.com.
Formed in 2000, Miami musical powerhouse Locos Por Juana, fresh off headlining slots at the Coconut Grove Arts Festival and GrassRoots Live!, as well as their fifth annual Locos Por Marley tribute concert, are promoting their latest release Caribe. The album features many high profile international guest artists including legendary rapper Talib Kweli, ChocQuibTown, Marina (Ojos de Brujo), and more. Their new single “For the Ladies” features Kweli. Learn more about the band at www.LocosPorJuana.com.
Guanabanas is an open air restaurant and bar with woven tiki huts and banyan trees towering overhead and hand-chiseled coquina stone pathways underfoot. The team maintains a laid-back, island atmosphere where everyone is welcome. The award-winning menu features a fusion of Mexican, fresh Florida seafood and traditional fare; a breakfast menu is available Saturdays and Sundays. Guanabanas offers a custom catering menu and signature cocktails. Executive Chef Vinny Trupia oversees the culinary operations and also manages a community garden at the neighborhood resource center El Sol.
The establishment hosts recurring “Give Back Thursdays” to help the needs of the local community organizations, partnering with willing companies to help drive donations and money where needed, as well as giving away stage space to allow charities to showcase their cause. Past beneficiaries include the Surfrider Foundation, Pink Purses, Martin Memorial Hospital, Haiti Relief Effort, Freedom Flight for WWII Vets by the Martin County Firefighters, Jupiter High Surf Team, Friends of Jupiter Beach, Vita Nova House, Furry Friends, and many others.