Latin great to bring smooth Caribbean sounds to Australia

One of the world’s greatest Latin singers Juan Luis Guerra will bring his unique style of merengue, salsa and bachata to Australia for the first time ever for three concerts in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane in 2012.

Considered the biggest selling artist from Latin America with over 30 million record sales and multiple Grammy wins across three decades, the meringue, salsa and bachata superstar will play exclusive shows in Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney from 20-24 April as part of his A Son de Guerra world tour.

The Dominican Republic native has been a major feature on the Latin music scene since rising to prominence in the 1980s with his group 440 introducing a pop style of meringue, bachata and bolero from the heart of the Caribbean fused with an Afro-pop/Latin feel that has enchanted audiences across Latin America.

Over the years his songs have taken on deeper social issues, which the 54 year old is committed to including fighting poverty and childhood disease.

This has garnered Guerra wider international appeal starting with the 1991 title track from his album Areito ‘El costo de la vida’ (The cost of life) that won the singer his first Grammy award for be st tropical Latin song.

Recent years have brought greater success for Guerra. He was nominated for five gongs at the 2007 Latin Grammy Awards winning in all five categories for his album ‘La llave de mi corazon’. The album was a classic for Juan Luis reaching number on e on the Billboard Charts and remaining there for four consecutive weeks.

The album went on to win over 20 awards illustrating the popularity of the chart-topper’s music. 2010 proved to be a seminal year for Guerra winning a further three Grammys for his most recent album A Son de Guerra. He was also featured in Enrique Iglesias’ Spanish single, Cuando Me Enamoro, and appeared with Iglesias in the music video. The single spent 17 non-consecutive weeks at #1, the longest tenure at the peak position for both artists.

He has performed with some of the biggest names in the music business including the Rolling Stones, Sting, Enrique Iglesias and Paul Simon. In an ode to the Latin maestro, Taboo from the band Black Eyed Peas remixed his most famous song ‘La llave de mi corazon’.

Guerra will bring his special brand of Latin tunes and musical family to Australia for the first time giving his Australian fans a chance to hear the maestro’s unique sound live. For further information on tour dates and tickets, please visit or email us at

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