Singer Diana Navarro, guitarist Juan Carlos Salazar and drummer Juan Felipe Bastidas were music students with big dreams when they met in 1999 at Universidad Del Valle in Cali, Colombia.

Singer Diana Navarro, guitarist Juan Carlos Salazar and drummer Juan Felipe Bastidas were music students with big dreams when they met in 1999 at Universidad Del Valle in Cali, Colombia. Now known as Transporte, the trio will release its self-titled debut on Colombia-based indie Resaca Records in January.

With heavy touring, two promotional EPs and a handful of videos airing on international stations, including MTV Latin America, the act has won a small but dedicated following. First single "Asull," which pairs electronica-laced pop/rock with Navarro's irresistibly soft voice, is receiving hits on myspace.com.

The members of Transporte should start getting noticed outside of Colombia, thanks in part to representation by Javier Arias, the former manager of Superlitio.

"This band is a life project," Bastidas says. "We aren't playing at being rock stars."