Maybe what Venezuela needs right now in this time of crisis is Juanes.
The Colombian singer and Grammy Award-winning singer Miguel Bosé visited Caracas this week to sound out the possibility of doing the third “Peace Without Borders” concert, Spanish news wire EFE reports.
While in Venezuela, Juanes and Bosé met with the director of the National System of Youth and Children’s Orchestras, and attended the recording of part of the soundtrack for “Libertador,” a big-budget local film directed by Alberto Arvelo about the exploits of the country's beloved independence hero Simón Bolívar.
Juanes and Bosé aim to bring together 15 musical acts representative of Latin America and Europe, along with the Simón Bolívar Symphonic Orchestra.
The singers teamed up to organize the first “Peace Without Borders” concert in 2008 along the border between Venezuela and Colombia, with the goal of calming tensions sparked by a diplomatic crisis between the two countries.
The following year, they held a second concert in Havana, Cuba -- one that prompted irate members of Miami’s Cuban community to destroy Juanes CDs with hammers in the streets of Calle Ocho.
Over one million people attended the concert in Havana’s Plaza de la Revolución, according to EFE.