Juan Luis Guerra -- he's an Afro-pop institution, a Dominican merengue y bachata icon with over 30 million records sold and a Brinks truckload worth of Latin Grammy and Latin Billboard awards.
But most impressively, the dude's mad tall -- like six feet, six inches tall. And in the Spanish-language music industry, that's unheard of.
Don Omar? The guy's only like five feet, eleven inches. Marc Anthony, homeboy's barely five feet, eight inches. Juan Luis Guerra's height is clearly a vertical enigma, an incredibly impressive one.
On Saturday, March 17, all six-and-a-half feet of Guerra will come before you at the American Airlines Arena for a night of música Latina with his band, 440. The heavily bearded singer/songwriter is on tour supporting his latest record, Coleccion Cristiana.
Coleccion Cristiana is a collection of Christian-centric music including seven new tracks and handful of evangelical favorites. Guerra, himself an evangelical, recently described the record on Fox Latino as "very special, full of happiness, merengue, bachata and son."
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Unsurprisingly inspirational, Guerra claims that Coleccion Cristiana is the type of record that "can be danced to on just one foot."
With that being said, expect the ADA-compliant section of the Triple-A to be backed. According to Guerra, "it's time to celebrate."
Juan Luis Guerra. Saturday, March 17. American Airlines Arena, 601 Biscayne Blvd., Miami. The show starts at at 8 p.m. and tickets cost $58 to $178 via ticketmaster.com. Call 305-960-8500 or visit aaarena.com.