"The Prince of Salsa" Luis Enrique's Miami Home Burglarized
Nicaragua-born musician Luis Enrique, hailed as the Prince of Salsa, returned to his Miami home earlier this week after promoting his latest album in Puerto Rico only to find that his home had been ransacked and burglarized. A window had been broken, and furniture in the home had been moved.
"It's a very strange feeling knowing that a stranger has entered the most sacred thing you have that is your home," Enrique said in the statement.
The burglar made off with thousands of dollars in cash, jewelry, and some sentimental personal items.
"I have to say I'm very fortunate because if I was there, alone or with my son, it would have been a terrible incident," he said. "I thank God that nothing worse happened."
In fact, the multiple Latin Grammy winner seems to be taking a rather zen approach to the whole affair.
"Materials do not matter and can be replenished in some way. The real value is that of life. There are also people who have been through a lot worse situations than this, so I have to be grateful."
We guess it's really hard to stay mad when you make your living playing salsa music.
The statement didn't mention what part of Miami his home is in, which is probably a smart thing considering he'll be traveling to Washington D.C. next month to perform at a Congressional Hispanic Caucus event and probably doesn't want any more unexpected visitors while he's away.
Get the This Week's Top Stories Newsletter
Every week we collect the latest news, music and arts stories — along with film and food reviews and the best things to do this week — so that you’ll never miss Miami New Times' biggest stories.
- Florida-Bound Cruise Ship Damaged in Hurricane-Force Winds
Fri., Feb. 12, 7:30pm
Sat., Feb. 13, 6:00pm
Sat., Feb. 13, 7:00pm
Mon., Feb. 15, 7:30pm
- Hassan Whiteside's Monster Week Silenced All the Doubters
- Bill Advances That Would Ban Red-Light Cameras in Florida