Two Juanes and one stage is all it takes for a night of giving.
Juan Luis Guerra and Juanes will give a benefit concert performance to assist the victims of hurricane Sandy. This will also be the first ever Latin concert at Brooklyn’s new Barclays Center on Saturday Nov.24, 2012.
“We’ve both been blessed to have had extraordinary support throughout our careers from fans in the New York area and across the Caribbean,” said Guerra and Juanes. “With so many people from these regions now facing immense hardships, we want to show our deep appreciation by utilizing our music to both raise spirits and more importantly, raise much-needed funds to help them through these times of great need.”
The two musicians announced, in partnership with Barclays Center and producer Cardenas Marketing Network, that they will be donating 100 percent of the proceeds from their highly anticipated concert in Brooklyn to the American Red Cross – to support ongoing efforts to aid victims of last week’s devastating disaster.
“The devastation brought by Hurricane Sandy has affected millions of people, but thanks to the support of generous donors such as Juan Luis Guerra, Juanes and CMN, the Red Cross is there for them, providing immediate relief now, and staying on the job as people move toward recovery,” said Roger Lowe, Senior Vice President of Communications of the American Red Cross. “We’re grateful for their dedication to helping the Red Cross help those who need us.”
The two artists came together in February of this year to produce “Tr3s Presents Juanes: MTV Unplugged,” Juanes’ sixth album.
Juanes told “El Spectador” that the project was born out of love which is what guided the process of creativity.
The Unplugged album was nominated by the Latin Grammys for Album of the year and Best Long Form Music Video for MTV Unplugged. The song in the album, “Azul Sabina,” was nominated for Record of the Year and Song of the Year.
Guerra also received the nomination of Producer of the year for the album, as well as Song of the Year and Record of the Year for his song “En El Cielo No Hay Hospital,” from his 2012 album, “Colección Cristiana.”
During Juanes’ Unplugged tour the Brooklyn stop will be the only one in which he will perform with the Dominican artist. The duo told “El Espectador” they hope the concert will lead to a tour next year.
The night will be filled with an incredible mix of Latin genres such as merengue, bachata, bolero, salsa, rock, pop, cumbia, vallenato and reggae so bring your dancing shoes because you will be dancing the night away, and even better, for a great cause!