Fresh off their triumphant Colombian promotional visit, their first in over three years, Locos por Juana are gearing up to co-headline for The Manifestivus Music Festival on July 29 in the woods of Cabot, Vermont. A “local festival with global vibe,” The Manifestivus kicked-off in 2002 on 93 acres of breathtaking land and celebrates its 13th anniversary with the aim of promoting personal evolution through music, art and culture.
Set on a gently rolling hillside meadow surrounded by forest, the timber stage creates an unforgettable experience. The lineup includes an array of world music and beloved international and local acts, the likes of Bermuda reggae star, Collie Buddzwho paired up with Locos por Juana for their current single “The Cure” recorded between Miami and Bermuda and released in May, 2016 to critical acclaim.
Talib Kweli, who has also collaborated with Locos por Juana on their upcoming Cariberelease with “For The Ladies,” tops the list of guest performers. Past performers include Common, Barrington Levy, John Brown’s Body, Sierra Leone’s Refugee All-Stars, Oumou Sangaré, Midnite and Black Sheep.
David Pransky, the band’s bass player, who partnered with Carlo Rovetto of Positive Pie, founded “Festivus,” as it’s been dubbed, in 2002 making it an all-ages gatheringthat provides on-site camping, medical facilities, vendors of authentic African and Ital food, with Yoga and West African dancing and drumming workshops that round out the cultural experience.