Spanish singer-songwriter Joaquin Sabina will return to Guatemala next November, 20 years after the only concert he ever gave in this Central American country, to share with Guatemalan fans his "Canciones para la Crisis" (Songs for the Crisis), the organizers said Saturday.
Sabina, who kicks off his Latin American tour Oct. 17 in the Mexican city of Tijuana, will appear at Ermita de la Santa Cruz chapel in the colonial city of Antigua, some 45 kilometers (28 miles) west of the Guatemalan capital, on Nov. 23.
Premier Productions, the company representing the 64-year-old artist, said that tickets for the show will go on sale in October, and that "this is one of the concerts Guatemalans have most longed for."
Before arriving in Guatemala, the "skinny guy from Ubeda" will make an extensive tour of about 10 cities in Mexico, after which he will be onstage in Costa Rica on Nov. 19, and two days later will be in El Salvador.
The only time that the composer of "Contigo," "Y Sin Embargo" and "Quien Me Ha Robado el Mes de Abril" performed in Guatemala was in 1993 at a hotel on the south side of the capital, as part of a promotional tour for his disc "Fisica y Quimica."
After that concert wrapped, Sabina and his musicians went to the Bodeguita del Centro, a long-gone bohemian bar in the historical center of the Guatemalan capital, where he partied with fans until the next morning. EFE