Paz Sin Fronteras

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Paz sin fronteras
(Peace Without Borders)
Location(s) Simón Bolívar Bridge (Colombia-Venezuela border)
Years active 2008
Founded by Fernán Martínez, Juanes
Date(s) March 16, 2008
Genre Pop, rock music

Paz sin fronteras (English: Peace Without Borders) was the first in a series of benefit concerts that happened on March 16, 2008, on the Simón Bolívar Bridge, which borders Colombia and Venezuela, to celebrate the end of the Andean diplomatic crisis a week earlier on the Rio Group summit.[1] Approximately 300,000 people attended the concert.

Performances[edit]

Broadcasting[edit]

The concert was broadcast live on several television networks throughout the Americas. It was broadcast on Caracol and RCN in Colombia and on Venevisión, RCTV Internacional and Globovisión in Venezuela. It was also broadcast on A&E in Latin America and on Univisión in the United States.[2]

Cancelled attendances[edit]

Colombian president Álvaro Uribe cancelled his attendance at the concert by request of Fernán Martínez, Juanes' manager, who communicated to his office that the concert was intended to have a neutral agenda instead of a political one.[3]

Colombian singer-songwriter Shakira was invited to perform at the concert, but she could not attend because of a busy schedule. However, she stated a press release saying that she would wear white on March 16 as a form to demonstrate her sympathy for Paz Sin Fronteras.[4]

See also[edit]

Paz Sin Fronteras II (Cuba) September 2009

References[edit]

  1. ^ Associated Press. "Juanes sings for 'peace without borders'", Yahoo! News, March 11, 2008. Accessed March 18, 2008.
  2. ^ (Spanish) Nahomy Velásquez. "La paz sin fronteras de Juanes", La Voz, March 16, 2008. Accessed March 18, 2008.
  3. ^ (Spanish) Notimex. "Cancela Uribe asistencia al concierto Paz sin fronteras", Excélsior, March 16, 2008. Accessed March 18, 2008.
  4. ^ (Spanish) "Shakira se excusa con Juanes", Univisión Online, March 17, 2008. Accessed March 18, 2008.

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