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Juanes Goes Mano a Mano With Ruben Blades

April 2, 2013

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Juanes (file photo)
Juanes (file photo)

Latin superstar Juanes will sit down for an intimate Q&A session with Ruben Blades at the SiriusXM studios in New York, it was announced.

Moderated by Blades, the "Town Hall" special will feature Juanes answering questions in front of an intimate audience of SiriusXM subscribers about his upbringing in Colombia, his early days with hard rock band Ekhymosis, his multiplatinum solo career, his social activism, and his new book, Chasing the Sun.

"We are thrilled to have Juanes and Ruben Blades together for this special SiriusXM 'Town Hall,'" Scott Greenstein, president and chief content officer, SiriusXM, said in a statement. "Our event will give SiriusXM listeners the opportunity to witness the special chemistry between two of the Spanish-speaking world's most accomplished musicians as Juanes discusses his musical journey."

SiriusXM's Town Hall With Juanes, which will take place Thursday, will air on SiriusXM Caliente Channel 150 and SiriusXM Viva Channel 500 on Friday at 4 p.m. ET.

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The special is part of SiriusXM's "Town Hall" series, intimate gatherings with iconic musicians, entertainers and figures and a studio audience of SiriusXM listeners. Previous specials have featured Bruce Springsteen, Taylor Swift, Coldplay, and the surviving members of Nirvana.

SiriusXM listeners are invited to submit a question for Juanes on Twitter by Wednesday at 5 p.m. ET by tweeting @SiriusXM_Latino and using the hashtag #SXMTownHall.

Juanes also hosts SiriusXM's the Fijate Bien show for bilingual listeners.

Juanes has won numerous Grammy and Latin Grammy awards, and has an online following of more than 10 million fans. He is a co-founder of the Paz sin Fronteras (Peace Without Borders) organization.

Ruben Blades is an Emmy-nominated actor, 10-time Latin Grammy-winning singer/songwriter, and a lawyer and activist. He holds degrees in law from the University of Panama and Harvard Law School, and has received honorary doctorates from the University of California, Berkeley; Lehman College in the Bronx; and the Berklee College of Music in Boston.

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