April 1, 2013
/PRNewswire/ -- Sirius XM Radio (NASDAQ: SIRI) today announced that Latin superstar Juanes will sit down for an intimate Q&A session with an audience of SiriusXM listeners, moderated by fellow musician, actor and activist
, at the SiriusXM studios in
New York City
as part of its "Town Hall" series.
Moderated by Blades, the "Town Hall" special will feature Juanes answering questions in front of an intimate audience of SiriusXM subscribers about his musical career and personal experiences - from his upbringing in
and early days as founding member and front man for hard rock band Ekhymosis, through his multi-platinum solo career, work as a global social activist, and the writing of his upcoming book,
Chasing the Sun.
"We are thrilled to have
Juanes and Ruben Blades
together for this special SiriusXM 'Town Hall,'" said
, President and Chief Content Officer, SiriusXM. "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 on
Thursday, April 4
, will air on SiriusXM Caliente channel 150, and SiriusXM Viva channel 500, on
Friday, April 5
. All times are ET. For rebroadcast times, please visit
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 "SiriusXM Town Hall" specials have featured
, Tom Petty, Taylor Swift, Jason Aldean, Aerosmith, Coldplay,
, Roger Waters, Gregg Allman, Linkin Park, Crosby, Stills and Nash, Ziggy Marley and the surviving members of Nirvana.
SiriusXM listeners will have the chance to attend "SiriusXM's Town Hall with Juanes" on
, 2013. Listen to SiriusXM Caliente channel 150 or visit
for Official Rules and details beginning
Thursday, March 28
. SiriusXM listeners are also invited to submit a question for Juanes on Twitter by
Wednesday, April 3
5:00 pm ET
by tweeting @SiriusXM_Latino and using the hashtag #SXMTownHall.
Juanes is a GRAMMY® and nineteen-time Latin Grammy® Award-winning singer/songwriter and the host of SiriusXM's "Fijate Bien," satellite radio's first artist-hosted show for bilingual listeners. With six solo albums and multi-platinum sales of over 16 million copies, Juanes is the world's leading all-Spanish language rock artist. He is frequently recognized as one of the Spanish-speaking world's leading social media voices with an online following of over 10 million fans. Juanes' dedication as a global activist also extends beyond his passionate lyrics and is seen in his wide ranging charitable work for his
Mi Sangre Foundation
and as a co-founder of the
Paz sin Fronteras
Peace Without Borders
) organization - which uses music as a unifier regardless of political or geographic divides and advocates that all people are entitled to the basic human right of peace.
is an Emmy-nominated actor, ten-time Latin Grammy® Award-winning singer/songwriter, lawyer and activist. He has produced landmark albums known for their fusion of influences including rock, jazz, pan-Latin, and other genres; his songs are known for their eloquence, politically-charged lyrics, and memorable melodies. Blades holds degrees in law from the
University of Panama
Harvard Law School
. He was named U.N. World Ambassador Against Racism in 2000. In 2006, the President of
awarded him the
Pablo Neruda Order of Cultural Merit
and, in 2010, the President of
honored him with the
Orden Nacional al Mérito Cultural
. He holds Honorary Doctorate degrees from
, and the
Berklee College of Music
. The Loeb Music Library at
recently formed The Ruben Blades Archives with the purpose of collecting his work and papers.
"SiriusXM's Town Hall with Juanes" will be available on SiriusXM On Demand for subscribers listening via the
SiriusXM Internet Radio App
for smartphones and other mobile devices or online at
for more info on SiriusXM On Demand.
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