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The Merengue, Bolero and Afro-Pop/Latin Fusion Singer Juan Luis Guerra


Both of these videos are great, but I like the top one best. I have no idea what the words are, but some videos are best enjoyed on a purely visual level. From checking out several videos, it is obvious that Juan Luis Guerra likes schools and buses.

Here is more on him from Wikipedia:

Juan Luis Guerra (born June 7, 1957) is a Dominican singer, songwriter and producer who has sold over 20 million records,[1] and won numerous awards including 15 Latin Grammy Awards, two Grammy Awards, and two Latin Billboard Music Awards. He recently won 3 Latin Grammy Awards in 2010, including Album of the Year. He is one of the most internationally recognized Latin artists of recent decades. His pop style of merengue and bolero and Afro-pop/Latin fusion has garnered him considerable success throughout Latin America. Guerra is sometimes associated with the popular Dominican music called bachata, and while this association is partly true, he actually uses the basics of Bachata rhythm with a more bolero feel to the melodies in some of his songs.[2] He does not limit himself to one style of music, instead, he incorporates diverse rhythms like merengue, bolero-bachata, balada, salsa, rock and roll, and even gospel as in the song “La Gallera”. “Ojalá Que Llueva Café” (“I Wish It Would Rain Coffee”) is one of his most critically acclaimed self-written and composed pieces. A remix of “La Llave de Mi Corazón” (“The Key of My Heart”) with Taboo from The Black Eyed Peas is also an example of his fusion of genres. (Continue Reading…)

La Guagua is above and Bachata en Fukuoka is below.

(Homepage photo: Acancino)


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