Juanita Euka, is a singer/songwriter and all-round performer. Lead singer of the London Afrobeat Collective and Lead singer of Wara Cuban fusion band based in London. Juanita has released an album with Animanz which their collaboration album was released in 2018
under the label of Tru thoughs the album is called Exotic other.
She began her dynamic career singing with Latin band Malambo an Afro -Peruvian fusion band and duet Tango Malambo with world class pianist Tim Sharp.
Juanita has performed at various festivals and live events across London and the UK over the last 8 years. Juanita toured with Wara, the young revolutionaries of the UK's Latin music scene , Juanita was part of the UK Tour in 2013 and launch breaking ground on their 2013 UK Tour and launched their album at Camden Jazz Cafe titled "Leave to Remain". She is a regular singer, Front Woman with the Eli y La Evolución Cuban Salsa band at Ronnie s Jazz Bar that are successfully playing every month Upstair central scene of music in soho London.
In 2016 Juanita embarked a new Journey working solid as the new Lead singer for the London Afrobeat Collective. Singing at the Forge on one the most popular Cuban Jam in London organised by Oreste Noda Cuban percussionist, Juanita was asked to join the London Afrobeat Collective and since she has been touring with the LAC band all over Europe from the last 2 years and this year she has recorded a whole album with them which it will be released in mid 2019.
In 2017 Juanita won the LUKAS award for best Latin Vocalist of the year, her contribution to the Latin scene has been outstanding mixing her African and Latin heritage to the music and very unique way has given her own particular platform and also adding and contributing to the Latin Culture in London.
Juanita has a background in performing arts in her early years in Buenos Aires music has always had special place in her life. She has studied, music, dance and drama, and performance since the age of 13. Attending various Arts Colleges, perfecting her craft with tutors such as Kevin Mark Trail and Jo Thomson Also Attended The WAC College in Hamsptead Heath under the Vocal training by Rachel Bennett.
As the niece of an internationally-acclaimed music legend Franco Luambo, Juanita has always had a passion for making music, she thrives every opportunity to express her musical talent.
Juanita's sound is a flamboyant and uplifting blend of contemporary, Latin ( cross over genres), hip-hop, soul, jazz, all brought together with her unique style and flair.
Juanita spent her early days living in Buenos Aires amidst the expressive sounds of latin music, feelings which Juanita strives to capture in her own music.
Juanita later moved in to London , where she spent her teen years and also developed an affinity of singing. Her influences are truly global, and Juanita actually sings in four different languages.
Juanita's unique approach to music allows her to try many styles, and although she ticks all the boxes, you will find it almost impossible to box her in. A key element of Juanita's versatility is her ability to just "fit" into any piece of music. She becomes one with a song just like an instrument in a musical palett.