By Grace Bastidas | 06/07/2010 - 09:25
Los Tigres del Norte, Juanes, Calle 13, Café Tacuba, Cypress Hill and Ozomatli are just some of the growing number of Latino musicians boycotting Arizona in protest of the state’s controversial immigration law (SB 1070). The new law goes into effect on July 31st of this year and requires police officers to stop anyone they suspect may be in the country illegally.
By Grace Bastidas | 05/19/2010 - 16:00
Colombian singer-songwriter Juanes took time off during his busy recording schedule this past Saturday to receive an award for his humanitarian work at the annual Fedex/St. Jude Angels & Stars Gala in Miami. The event was a benefit for the St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, a pediatric cancer research center.
By Grace Bastidas | 03/22/2010 - 12:00
Though we have a long-standing love affair with Colombian rockero Juanes, lately our hearts have been beating for another guitar-clutching singer/songwriter. His name is Gustavo Galindo and last week he turned the South by Southwest music conference in Austin, Texas into a veritable smooch-fest with his romantic ballads. Billboard.com immediately dubbed him an “idol-to-watch” after his performance on Wednesday night.
By Mariela Rosario | 03/03/2010 - 13:23
Emilio Estefan premiered the video for his Spanish version of "We are the World" entitled "Somos el Mundo" on El Show de Crisitina this week and the stars came out to support the effort in full force. From Juanes to Shakira to Pitbull, it was a veritable who's who in the world of Latin music.
By Mariela Rosario | 09/29/2009 - 09:29
Cuban born recording artist Cucu Diamantes (of Yerba Buena fame) was recently scheduled to perform at Union City High School in New Jersey, but the show was canceled after her performance at Juanes's controversial Paz Sin Fronteras concert in Havana, Cuba.
The New Jersey Board of Education apparently received complaints from some community members and subsequently decided to cancel the show. A statement released by the board said:
By Mariela Rosario | 09/28/2009 - 12:00
This morning Juanes posted a picture of the latest addition to his family on his Twitter account. Baby Dante was born to the proud papa and his lovely mother Karen Martinez on Saturday, Sept. 14, in Miami. Juanes and Martinez married back in 2004 and this is their third child together.
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.”