"I sang a duet with Juanes and we hit it off immediately -- I think he is fantastic. Then on Duets II, Alejandro Sanz sang with me... Both tracks and the CDs were received so well in Latin countries that my son Danny, who manages me, came up with the idea of doing an entire CD with Latin artists."
A skeptic could ask, "Why open a campus in a foreign country experiencing severe economic challenges while U.S. colleges are under their own financial pressures?" But I believe that the 21st century will see a rise in the power and influence of musical ideas from other parts of the world.
You hear a certain kind of hip-swinging music everywhere in the Dominican Republic: In the airport terminals, in the lobby of your hotel, around the pool, on the powdery beaches, in the discos, even at weddings.