Juana Molina grew up in a musical environment where her father, a revered tango singer in her native Argentina, taught her guitar from the age of five. Following the military coup of 1976, Molina's family fled the country and lived in exile in Paris for six years. Once back in South America Juana rose to stardom throughout the Spanish-speaking world as a comedic actres on television.
Returning to music and abandoning acting at the height of her success in the mid 90's was no easy feat after her years on TV. Her passion and commitment to music prevailed however and worldwide recognition began to grow.
Juana Molina’s records and performances are not easily classified - as her music blurs lines between simple categorization. The press agrees, as National Publinc Radios’s "All Things Considered" (USA) flattered her, Entertainment Weekly named 'Segundo' "Best World Music Album of 2003," and Juana received a Shortlist Award (UK) 2004 nomination.