Guerra, Juan Luis (1957)

Juan Luis Guerra (2012). Creative Commons License

Alternative last name spellings: Seijas
Alternative first name spellings: –
Alias: El maestro, El Rey del Merengue, El emperador de la bachata



Description: Juan Luis Guerra is a Dominican musician, composer and singer. In his music, he mixes Latin styles, such as merengue, bolero or rumba, with soft melodies and pop music. He gained international recognition in 1989 with his album “Ojalá que llueva café”, and he has become one of the most internationally recognized Latin artists in recent decades. Juan Luis Guerra has sold more than 70 million records, has won many awards and recognitions, and was appointed UNESCO Artist for Peace in 2008. 
Sex: Male Occupation: Composer, singer and record producer.
Place of Birth / Death: Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.  Country Tags: Dominican Republic
Periods: 20th Century. 21th Century Genres: Instrumental music, vocal music, dance music.
Styles: Merengue, Bachata, Mambo, Bolero, Pop music, Latin, Folk. Group: Berklee College of Music.
Instruments: Voice, guitar, piano. Relatives: –


Fictional stories (MC Universe):
Music Composers vs. Chess Players:


External links



  • Beltrando-Patier, Marie-Claire y otros (1996). Historia de la música. Espasa Calpe
  • Bohlman, Philip V (2002). World Music. OUP Oxford.
  • Hutchinson, Sydney (2013). “Guerra, Juan Luis.” In: Grove Dictionary of American Music, 2nd ed.
  • Onnen, Frank. (1967). Enciclopedia de la música. Madrid: Afrodisio Aguado.
  • Peter Lamarche, Manuel (1995). Caribbean currents. Caribean music from Rumba to Reggae. Temple University Press.
  • Shepherd, J., ed. (2003). Continuum Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World. New York: Continuum.
  • Terry E. Miller, Andrew Shahriari (2005). World Music, a global journey. Routledge. New York & London.