Venegas to Perform at United Nations Concert in Cuba

Julieta Venegas is set to take the stage on Cuban soil for the first time ever…

The 41-year-old Mexican singer-songwriter will perform in Cuba next month at a concert aimed at helping the United Nations’ worldwide campaign to end violence against women, according to Cuban officials.
Julieta Venegas

Venegas will join Cuban musicians like Santiago Feliu, Rodrigo Garcia and Rochy Ameneiro at the special concert at Havana’s National Theater.

The Tijuana-raised Grammy-winning singer, known for songs like “Andar conmigo,” “Lento” and “Me voy” will also take part in a panel discussion the day after the concert alongside U.S. documentary filmmaker Catherine Murphy the next day in the Cuban capital to discuss the same subject.

Venegas has been a cultural goodwill ambassador for the Council of Ministers for Women of Central America since 2011. In 2009, she was appointed a UNICEF ambassador in her country.

Venegas, who has sold several million albums since she began her musical career in 1997, has won five Latin Grammys and is just finishing up a new album that should be released in 2013.

Her special Cuban concert will take place on December 3.