Juan Gabriel is arguably among the more important figures in modern Mexican music, having written some of its most famous songs, including "Querida," "Hasta Que Te Conocí," and "Amor Eterno." Gabriel has also worked extensively as a producer (for Rocio Dúrcal, Lucha Villa, Lola Beltrán, and even Paul Anka) and is constantly touring. Songs like "Cada Quien Su Camino" express a passion that is difficult to duplicate and impossible to find outside of Gabriel's class of music, which is raw and inspired, making dance a natural byproduct. This intensity might be the reason Gabriel is such a successful live performer, enveloping the crowd and creating a warm, moving mood.
Juan Gabriel performs with Isabel Pantoja at 8:00
p.m. Saturday, March 11, at the American
Airlines Arena, 601 Biscayne Blvd, Miami. Tickets
are $50-$120. For more info, visit www.aaarena.com.