Two weeks ago, following the worst of the crisis between Colombia, Ecuador and Venezuela, Colombian rocker Juanes organized “Peace without Borders,” a massive, star-studded free concert given on the SimÃ³n BolÃvar bridge linking CÃºcuta, Colombia and San Antonio, Venezuela.
Juanes was joined by fellow Colombian Carlos Vives, Venezuela’s Ricardo Montaner, Ecuador’s Juan Fernando Velasco, Juan Luis Guerra of the Dominican Republic, and Spanish crooners Alejandro Sanz and Miguel BosÃ©.
For those of us who were unable to attend the concert, there is always YouTube, where dozens of people have been kind enough to post excerpts. Although a three-inch, highly compressed video is really no way to appreciate live music, here are some high points from Paz Sin Fronteras.
Carlos Vives starting things off with “La Hamaca Grande” (5:38)
Juanes – “Me Enamora” (3:53)
Juan Luis Guerra with an unplugged version of “La Bilirrubina” (4:29)
Alejandro Sanz – “Dame tu corazÃ³n” (5:23)
Juan Fernando Velasco and Juanes – “Yo nacÃ en este paÃs” (3:24)
All together at the end, singing Juan Luis Guerra’s classic “OjalÃ¡ que Llueva CafÃ©” (4:30)