Juanes to Go One-On-One with SiriusXM Listeners during SiriusXM's "Town Hall" moderated by Ruben Blades

With the publication of Juanes' memoir, "Chasing the Sun," the musicians sit down for SiriusXM's first Latino Town Hall

Apr 01, 2013, 13:30 ET from Sirius XM Radio

NEW YORK, April 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Sirius XM Radio (NASDAQ: SIRI) today announced that Latin superstar Juanes will sit down for an intimate Q&A session with an audience of SiriusXM listeners, moderated by fellow musician, actor and activist Ruben Blades, at the SiriusXM studios in New York City as part of its "Town Hall" series.

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Moderated by Blades, the "Town Hall" special will feature Juanes answering questions in front of an intimate audience of SiriusXM subscribers about his musical career and personal experiences - from his upbringing in Colombia and early days as founding member and front man for hard rock band Ekhymosis, through his multi-platinum solo career, work as a global social activist, and the writing of his upcoming book, Chasing the Sun.       

"We are thrilled to have Juanes and Ruben Blades together for this special SiriusXM 'Town Hall,'" said Scott Greenstein, President and Chief Content Officer, SiriusXM. "Our event will give SiriusXM listeners the opportunity to witness the special chemistry between two of the Spanish-speaking world's most accomplished musicians as Juanes discusses his musical journey."

"SiriusXM's Town Hall with Juanes," which will take place on Thursday, April 4, will air on SiriusXM Caliente channel 150, and SiriusXM Viva channel 500, on Friday, April 5 at 4:00 pm. All times are ET. For rebroadcast times, please visit www.siriusxm.com/townhall.

The special is part of SiriusXM's "Town Hall" series, intimate gatherings with iconic musicians, entertainers and figures and a studio audience of SiriusXM listeners. Previous "SiriusXM Town Hall" specials have featured Bruce Springsteen, Willie Nelson, Tom Petty, Taylor Swift, Jason Aldean, Aerosmith, Coldplay, Ringo Starr, Roger Waters, Gregg Allman, Linkin Park, Crosby, Stills and Nash, Ziggy Marley and the surviving members of Nirvana.

SiriusXM listeners will have the chance to attend "SiriusXM's Town Hall with Juanes" on April 4, 2013.  Listen to SiriusXM Caliente channel 150 or visit www.siriusxm.com/townhall for Official Rules and details beginning Thursday, March 28 at 12:00pm ET. SiriusXM listeners are also invited to submit a question for Juanes on Twitter by Wednesday, April 3 at 5:00 pm ET by tweeting @SiriusXM_Latino and using the hashtag #SXMTownHall. 

Juanes is a GRAMMY® and nineteen-time Latin Grammy® Award-winning singer/songwriter and the host of SiriusXM's "Fijate Bien," satellite radio's first artist-hosted show for bilingual listeners.  With six solo albums and multi-platinum sales of over 16 million copies, Juanes is the world's leading all-Spanish language rock artist. He is frequently recognized as one of the Spanish-speaking world's leading social media voices with an online following of over 10 million fans. Juanes' dedication as a global activist also extends beyond his passionate lyrics and is seen in his wide ranging charitable work for his Mi Sangre Foundation and as a co-founder of the Paz sin Fronteras (Peace Without Borders) organization - which uses music as a unifier regardless of political or geographic divides and advocates that all people are entitled to the basic human right of peace.

Ruben Blades is an Emmy-nominated actor, ten-time Latin Grammy® Award-winning singer/songwriter, lawyer and activist.  He has produced landmark albums known for their fusion of influences including rock, jazz, pan-Latin, and other genres; his songs are known for their eloquence, politically-charged lyrics, and memorable melodies.  Blades holds degrees in law from the University of Panama and Harvard Law School.  He was named U.N. World Ambassador Against Racism in 2000.  In 2006, the President of Chile awarded him the Pablo Neruda Order of Cultural Merit and, in 2010, the President of Ecuador honored him with the Orden Nacional al Mérito Cultural.  He holds Honorary Doctorate degrees from Berkeley University in California, Lehman College in the Bronx, and the Berklee College of Music in Boston. The Loeb Music Library at Harvard University recently formed The Ruben Blades Archives with the purpose of collecting his work and papers.

"SiriusXM's Town Hall with Juanes" will be available on SiriusXM On Demand for subscribers listening via the SiriusXM Internet Radio App for smartphones and other mobile devices or online at siriusxm.com. Visit www.siriusxm.com/ondemand for more info on SiriusXM On Demand.

Caliente plays a mix of the biggest tropical, salsa, merengue and reggaeton hits, playing, among others, Marc Anthony, Juan Luis Guerra, Aventura, Shakira, and Luis Miguel. 

Viva plays contemporary Pop, Alternative and Ballads by Julieta Venegas, Belanova, Enrique Iglesias and more.

For more information on SiriusXM, please visit www.siriusxm.com/townhall and www.siriusxm.com/latino.

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