Juan Esteban Aristizábal Vásquez (born August 9, 1972), known professionally as Juanes, is a Colombian musician and singer-songwriter who was a member of the
Ekhymosis and is now a solo artist. In 2000, his solo debut album Fíjate Bien won three
Latin Grammy Awards. According to his record label, Juanes has sold more than 15 million albums worldwide.
Colombia, Juanes began playing piano at age two. When Juanes was 17, he started his first band,
Ekhymosis, in 1988, which went on to release Eight albums, achieving recognition in his native country of Colombia. The track "Dos" from the album Niño Gigante in 1992 was very popular. In 1997 after the band broke up, Juanes continued solo and in 2000 he released the album, Fíjate Bien, which earned him three Latin Grammys. His follow-up album, Un Día Normal, was released in 2002 and was later certified platinum in Guatemala and Uruguay throughout Latin America. Juanes' third album, Mi Sangre (2004), which became an international bestseller, managing to position well in a number of countries around the world, achieved success due to the single "
La Camisa Negra". He has since released La Vida... Es Un Ratico (2007) and P.A.R.C.E. (2010), Loco de Amor (2015), Mis planes son amarte (2017), and Más Futuro Que Pasado (2019). (Full article...)
Image 3A lowland
Zenú cast-gold bird ornament that served as a staff head, dated 490 CE. This culture used alloys with a high gold content. The crest of the bird consists of the typical Zenú semi-
filigree. Regular filigree is braided wire, but the Zenú cast theirs. (from History of Colombia)
Image 7The zipa used to cover his body in gold and, from his
Muisca raft, he offered treasures to the Guatavita goddess in the middle of the sacred lake. This old
Muisca tradition became the origin of the El Dorado legend. (from History of Colombia)
Image 29Ciudad Perdida is a major settlement believed to have been founded around 800 CE. It consists of a series of 169
terraces carved into the mountainside, a net of tiled roads and several small circular
plazas. The entrance can only be accessed by a climb up some 1,200 stone steps through dense jungle. (from History of Colombia)
Image 32Cutlet "
Valluna", a typical dish of the
Valle del Cauca region of Colombia and the Afro-Colombian culture of the area near the Pacífic Ocean. It includes a
milanesa, usually prepared with a lean pork loin beef or chicken can also be used. Traditional accompaniments include rice, sliced tomatoes, onions, chopped fried plantains or fries and a drink called "
Lulada" made with
lulo fruit, water and sugar (from Colombian culture)
Image 33The main leader of the Muisca on the
Bogotá savanna at the time of conquest was Tisquesusa. He led numerous efforts to resist Spanish invasion but was eventually killed in battle. His nephew,
Sagipa, succeeded him and soon submitted to the conquistadors. (from History of Colombia)
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