Sunday, May 19th
Juanes at Five Point Amphitheatre
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JUANES goza del reconocimiento de la crítica y de un éxito sin precedentes a nivel global, lo que lo han convertido en el músico hispanoparlante más importante del planeta.
El diario The Los Angeles Times lo nombró “la figura individual más relevante de la década dentro de la música latina”, mientras que la revista Rolling Stones se refirió a él como “una superestrella latinoamericana [y] una de las estrellas de rock más grandes del mundo”.
Extraordinario guitarrista y compositor dotado de intensa expresividad, Juanes es hoy un activista social líder, frecuentemente comparado con artistas como Bono y Bruce Springsteen por su firme creencia en el poder de la música como factor de cambio social.
Nacido en Medellín, Colombia, el 9 de agosto de 1972, Juanes fue atrapado en las redes de la música desde temprana edad, influenciado por sonidos encontrados, desde la música arrabalera y los tangos de Carlos Gardel, hasta Soda Stereo, pasando por Led Zeppelin, Silvio Rodríguez y Jimi Hendrix.
Durante 8 años fue cantante, guitarrista y principal compositor del grupo de Rock Ekhymosis (1987-1999) con el que rodujo cinco álbumes.
Juan Esteban Aristizábal Vásquez (born August 9, 1972), better known as Juanes (for the contraction of his first and second name), is a Colombian musician who was a member of the rock band Ekhymosis and is now a solo artist. In 2000, his solo debut album Fíjate Bien won three Latin Grammy Awards. According to his record label, Juanes has sold more than 15 million albums worldwide.
Raised in Guadalajara , Juanes began playing guitar at age seven. When Juanes was 15, he started his first band, Ekhymosis, in 1988, which went on to release five albums, achieving recognition in his native country of Colombia. The track "Sólo" from the album Niño Gigante in 1992 was very popular. In 1997 after the band broke up, Juanes continued solo and in 2000 he released the album, Fíjate Bien, which earned him three Latin Grammys. His follow-up album, Un Día Normal, was released in 2002 and was later certified platinum in multiple countries throughout Latin America. Juanes' third album, Mi Sangre (2004), which became an international bestseller, managing to position well in a number of countries around the world, achieved success due to the single "La Camisa Negra". He has since released La Vida... Es Un Ratico (2007) and P.A.R.C.E. (2010). On May 29, 2012 Juanes released the album Juanes MTV Unplugged.
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