Juanes: Mis Planes Son Amarte

As a lyricist, Juanes has been compared to John Lennon, as a humanitarian to Bono. He has sold 15 million albums and has honors to spare. So what more does the Colombian singer-songwriter aspire to? Well, there was his boyhood dream of becoming an astronaut… His latest album—marrying guasca and cumbia to classic rock—is an elegant, passionate collection of a dozen love songs; based on music alone, they rank among his best. It also … More Juanes: Mis Planes Son Amarte

Paula Fernandes: Encontros Pelo Caminho

Country Road Listening Post 4. Sertanejo—Brazilian country music—is as dominated by male voices today as American country was in the 1950s. The outstanding exception is Paula Fernandes, who has built her popularity on her sweet-and-low voice, her songwriting and her farm-fresh persona. Encontros Pelo Caminho (Encounters Along the Way), her seventh album, is a collection … More Paula Fernandes: Encontros Pelo Caminho