By Circles Robinson
HAVANA TIMES, August 22 – There’s a lot of hullabaloo these days over a concert with popular Colombian-born singer Joanes set for September 20 at Havana’s Plaza of the Revolution.
Those who dream of a pre-revolutionary Cuba are in rage that a fellow Latino who lives in Miami would dare to perform in the “communist” country they would love to destroy.
Juanes is scheduled to perform at the Plaza on the same venue with Cuban folk singer Silvio Rodriguez, the Van Van orchestra and other unannounced artists.
Some press reports state that threats on Juanes life and his family from the violence-prone right wing Cuban-American exiles in Miami has the artist considering cancelling his performance.
However, to date, both Juanes and Cuban Culture Minister Abel Prieto say the show will go on as planned. Prieto called the threats shameful.
Juanes first Peace Without Borders concert took place in March 2008 along the Colombian-Venezuelan border with tens of thousands turning out at a time of much tension between the two governments.
For more on Juanes plans to perform in Cuba see: Juanes Cuba Concert Stirs Miami Pot