Jesse & Joy Among Acts Scheduled to Perform at Juan Gabriel Tribute Concert

Jesse & Joy will honor El Divo de Juárez with a special performance…

The Latin Grammy-winning Mexican duo, comprised of Jesse Huerta and his sister Joy Huerta, have joined the star-studded roster for the tribute concert for the late Juan GabrielEternamente Juan Gabriel, taking place on February 18.

Jesse & Joy

In addition to Jesse & Joy, the lineup includes Juanes, David BisbalPepe Aguilar, Natalia Laforurcade and Luis Fonsi.

The official event poster with the artists performing at Foro Pegaso in the State of Mexico has been shared over social media.

Other confirmed singers include Yuri, EmmanuelIndia, Shaila Dúrcal, Yuridia, Kinky, John Fogerty, Aída Cuevas, Fernando de la Mora and Andrea Bocelli.

In a video shared on Gabriel’s official Twitter account, Juanes invites his fans to join him for a “heartfelt tribute” honoring the late singer.

Eternamente Juan Gabriel was announced by the chart-topping artist’s family back in December.

“We have the support of Mexico’s government to produce something of high quality, just like the concerts my father gave us,” the singer’s son, Iván Aguilera, said in a press conference. “It will be something very special where people will be able to relive the experience of watching their idol Juan Gabriel.”

Gustavo Farias, musical producer for the tribute concert, offered details about the production, teasing a “very big surprise”: “During performances, we will be showing images of Juan Gabriel but we have a very, very big surprise. I can’t say much yet but we will be using high quality technology.”

Bosé to Tape “MTV Unplugged” Set in Mexico City

Miguel Bosé is getting unplugged

The 59-year-old Panamanian-born Spanish musician and actor will be the next artist to record as part of MTV’s Unplugged series for Latin America and the U.S. Latin market.

Miguel Bosé

Bosé will tape his Unplugged set in Mexico City on May 12. The special will air throughout Latin America and the U.S. in September.

Bosé, one of Latin music’s most respected artists, has recorded more than 20 albums since his 1977 debut, Linda, and has had a string of transcontinental hits. However, he says, “I’d never recorded an acoustic album. Finally, it’s going to happen and it’s going to be an MTV Unplugged!”

The notion of taping an MTV Unplugged was first brought up in 2014, when Bosé was a guest at the taping of Pepe Aguilar’s MTV Unplugged, also done in Mexico City.

“He had a great experience and we got word from Warner that he wanted an MTV Unplugged to be his next record,” says Marc Zimet, Vice President of Music and Talent for VIMN The Americas. Zimet met with Warner and Bosés management during the Latin Grammys in Las Vegas and jump-started the conversion. A key factor was that Bosé is now managed by Seitrack, which represents several of MTV’s latest “Unplugged” artists, incuding Kinky, Zoé and Aguilar.

Although details are still under discussion, Zimet says the special will have Cuban performer and arranger Andrés Levin as its musical director.

“It’s going to be a retrospective,” says Zimet, although there will be at least two new songs as well.

What guests Bosé will bring in remains to be seen, but he’ll have many to choose from. Bosé has recorded with virtually every Latin star, and in 2007, released Papito, an album comprised of duets.

“Of course there will be a lot of guests and surprises,” said Zimet. “Miguel has a very specific, creative view and we’re fully supporting him. He has such a great eye for talent.”