A Son de Guerra

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A Son de Guerra
A Son de Guerra.jpg
Studio album by Juan Luis Guerra
Released June 8, 2010 (2010-06-08)
Recorded 2009-2010
Studio JLG Studio
(Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic)
Ocean Way Recording
Studio City Sound
(Hollywood, California)
Genre Merengue · bachata · Tropical music
Length 36:53
Label Capitol Latin
Producer Juan Luis Guerra
Juan Luis Guerra chronology
La Llave de Mi Corazón
A Son de Guerra
Colección Cristiana
Singles from A Son de Guerra
  1. "Bachata en Fukuoka"
    Released: March 22, 2010 (2010-03-22)
  2. "Mi Bendición"
    Released: May 24, 2010 (2010-05-24)[1]
  3. "La Guagua"
    Released: July 12, 2010 (2010-07-12)[2]
  4. "La Calle (feat. Juanes)"
    Released: August 30, 2010 (2010-08-30)[3]
  5. "Lola's Mambo"
    Released: November 8, 2010 (2010-11-08)
  6. "Apaga y Vámonos"
    Released: January 31, 2011 (2011-01-31)

A Son de Guerra is the 11th studio album recorded by Dominican singer-songwriter Juan Luis Guerra, It was released by Capitol Latin on June 8, 2010 (see 2010 in music). It won the 11th Annual Latin Grammy Awards for Latin Grammy Award for Album of the Year on November 11, 2010. This was the second time he won the award for Album of the Year. This album features the collaboration of the hit Colombian singer-songwriter Juanes performing the song La Calle.


Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic5/5 stars[4]

Jason Birchmeier of AllMusic gave the album a positive review, and while he felt that "there's nothing extravagant here", he stated that "every song is interesting from one standpoint or another." [4]


Latin Grammy Awards[edit]

At the 11th Annual Latin Grammy Awards on November 11, 2010, the album was awarded three awards:

  • Album of the Year
  • Best Contemporary Tropical Album
  • Best Tropical Song: Bachata en Fukuoka

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Juan Luis Guerra.

1."No Aparecen"3:16
2."La Guagua"3:23
3."Mi Bendición"3:08
4."La Calle (featuring Juanes)"3:34
5."Bachata en Fukuoka"3:11
6."Apaga y Vámonos"3:15
7."Son al Rey"3:32
8."Cayo Arena"3:24
9."Arregla los Papeles"3:33
10."Lola's Mambo (featuring Chris Botti)"3:00
11."Caribbean Blues"3:35


  • Adam Ayan – mastering
  • Patricio Bonilla – trombone
  • David Channing – engineer
  • Vinnie Colaiuta – drums
  • Juan De La Cruz – bongos, conga, maracas, Timbals, guiro
  • Abednego DeLos Santos – electric bass
  • Jose Fléte – trombone
  • Rafael "Rafo" German – guira
  • Juan Luis Guerra – producer, arrangements
  • Jeremías King – electric bass
  • Rafael Lazzaro – engineer
  • Allan Leschhorn – engineer
  • Luis Mansilla – engineer
  • Adalgisa Pantaleon – chorus
  • Apolinar Peralta – trombone
  • Juan Rizek – Chorus
  • Frank Rodriguez – assistant engineer
  • Janina Rosado – piano, producer, engineer, chorus, synth
  • Allen Sides – engineer
  • Ruben Toribio – electric bass
  • Carlos Torres – trombone
  • David Torres – mixing assistant
  • Ronnie Torres – engineer, mixing, mastering supervisor
  • Roger Zayas – chorus

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (2010) Peak
Mexican Albums Chart[5] 16
Spanish Albums Chart[6] 1
U.S. Billboard 200[7] 52
U.S. Billboard Top Latin Albums[7] 2
U.S. Billboard Latin Tropical Albums[7] 1

Sales and certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
United States (RIAA)[8] Platinum (Latin) 100,000^

^shipments figures based on certification alone

See also[edit]