Juan de Julia, "El Joni," was born in Barcelona in 1982. He belongs to a new generation of percussionists from Catalán. He has been working on stage for more than ten years. He regularly visits tablaos in Barcelona, and accompanies first class flamenco artists in and out of Spain such as Duquende, La Tana, Rafael Amargo, David Cerreduela, La Farruca, El Carpeta, and La Susi, among others. Currently, El Joni works in the Gran Gala Flamenco in El Palau de la Música Catalana and in Karime Amaya's Company.