DR1 - Initial news reports from Australia focus on the successful "A Son de Guerra" concerts by Juan Luis Guerra in Melbourne, Brisbane and Sydney. Guerra, who has sold more than 30 million records worldwide, sings merengue, bachata, salsa, bolero and Latin pop in Spanish and performed to mixed Latin and Australian audiences.
Sitting in the front rows, Chileans, Peruvians, Venezuelans, Argentineans, Colombians and even Dominican residents in Australia turned up for the first performance of Juan Luis Guerra in Australia.
Speaking to journalists in Melbourne, Guerra said it was a blessing to come to Australia to promote Dominican culture.
He performed as part of Bravo Events productions that seek to bring Latin American music to Australian audiences. Guerra was chosen for his background of winning 12 Latin Grammy Awards, two Grammy Awards, two Latin Billboard Music Awards. He is considered the most internationally recognized Latin artist of recent years. His performance is intended to open doors to other Latin performers in Australia in the future.
Performances were 20 April to a full house at the Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Center, then on 22 April at the Tivoli Theater in Brisbane and finally on 24 April at the Sydney Olympic Sports Centre. Tickets were AUS99-199.
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