By Grace Bastidas | 08/25/2009 - 15:55
There’s no stopping Juanes. The Colombian singer is going ahead with his second “Peace Without Borders” concert in Cuba on September 20, despite accusations that he endorses Fidel’s communist government, and, worse yet, death threats.
The 37-year-old rocker reportedly received a message on Twitter saying, “I hate what you are saying but you will die defending your right to say it.” Juanes, who has two daughters and a son on the way with wife Karen Martínez, has said that he “fears for his safety as well as his family.”
By Grace Bastidas | 08/13/2009 - 11:40
Colombian musician Juanes has been under fire ever since he announced his second “Peace Without Borders” concert would be held in Havana’s Revolution Plaza on Sept. 20. According to the singer’s manager, Fernan Martinez, “the event will use music as a tool to transcend politics and demonstrate unity of peoples beyond borders.” But Miami’s anti-Castro population is not having it, claiming that the guitar-strumming artist is just another pawn in the “despotic regime.”
By Christine Estevez | 06/09/2009 - 15:05
Colombian singer, activist and heartthrob Juanes continues to raise awareness about the precarious working conditions for miners in Tumaco, Colombia. Tumaco is a town mainly known for the numerous mine causalities that take place there. Juanes welcomed the U.S. ship USNS Comfort on Sunday as part of an emergency medical mission. The USNS Comfort is a floating hospital that will offer medical attention to more than 10,000 Colombians who desperately need the care but cannot afford it. The ship will remain in Tumaco until June 16.
By Monica Herrera | 02/25/2009 - 16:15
Juanes is getting ready to be a new Dad again, but that doesn't mean he's going to quit making music. The Colombian pop star spoke to Notimex while performing at the Viña Del Mar festival in Chile and revealed that he has already started writing new material for his upcoming album, which he plans to release in 2010. Better still, he says the record will represent a new direction in his recording career:
By Monica Herrera | 02/10/2009 - 15:00
Congratulations, Juanes! The Colombian pop star—who just won a Grammy for Best Latin Pop Ablum for La Vida...Es Un Ratico on Sunday—has confirmed to Latina.com that his wife, Karen Martinez, is pregnant with the couple's third child.
By Monica Herrera | 02/09/2009 - 10:20
Since the Grammy Awards televise approximately .0005% of the actual awards that they give out, we're happy to announce the winners who matter to us on their behalf.
By Monica Herrera | 02/04/2009 - 14:12
Juan Luis Guerra may be a legend in the music game, but he's not above collaborating with the next generation of talent. The Dominican singer announced that he recently hit the studio with Juanes and is working on a duet with the Colombian pop star. What's more, he hopes to collaborate soon with other young artists, including merenguero El Prodigio and bachata supergroup Aventura.
By Monica Herrera | 01/15/2009 - 15:24
The nominations for Univision's Premio Lo Nuestro were just announced, and topping the list of artists up for awards are the usual suspects: Juanes, Wisin y Yandel, Aventura...yep, Maná...we're pretty sure you can figure out the rest.
By Angie Romero | 12/16/2008 - 09:34
Extra! Extra! Christmas music doesn’t have to suck. We know it’s about that time when you’re sitting around with the family, hopefully not getting buzzed off Coquito solely to make your papi’s tired holiday playlist seem tolerable. So, we’ve compiled a list of the ten best , aka non-corny and actually good music around—from Jose Feliciano to Juanes— by some of our favorite Latin artists. It’s so much fun, you’ll even catch yourself having a good time.
“Soy Feliz En La Navidad (Jingle Bells)” by Celia Cruz
By Monica Herrera | 12/03/2008 - 11:37
Lil Wayne and Coldplay (or as our Sound Check blog would say, the abominable Coldplay) might've topped the list of 2008 Grammy nominees, but among the mainstream contenders announced Wednesday night there were plenty of Latin surprises!
The biggest was for newcomer Karina Pasian--the 17-year old Dominican songstress scored a Best Contemporary R&B Album nomination for her self-titled debut, and she'll go head to head with Mary J.