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Hailing from Buenos Aires, Argentina, JUANA MOLINA is an extraordinary singer/songwriter/producer. Formerly a celebrated comic with her own successful Argentine television sketch show, Juana and Her Sisters, she turned her back on her considerable TV celebrity to return to her first love, music.
Molina's personal history is compelling. Her father, tango player Horacio Molina, taught her to play guitar when she was five, and she spent her childhood surrounded by music and renowned bossa nova musicians such as Vinicius de Moraes and Chico Buarque. As a teenager in Buenos Aires, Molina sang in various bands, when a curious twist of fate found her working as a bit-part comedian on television. Before long, she was a star with her own hit sketch-comedy show. Her successful television career waylaid her musical aspirations for seven years.
After producing her first album, Rara, in 1996, Molina moved to Los Angeles in 1998 and reinvented herself as a musician, playing in local clubs. Her second release, Segundo (Domino, 2003), was named Best World Music Album of 2003 by Entertainment Weekly. In the U.S. Molina has appeared at the Coachella Festival in Southern California, in New York City, and on David Byrne's U.S. tour. Her third album, Tres Cosas (Three Things), was released on the Domino label in May 2004.
Molina lives in Buenos Aires with her husband and daughter.