MIAMI (EFE) .- Juanas yesterday presented 18-year-old Puerto Rican Javier Cintron a $200,000 scholarship, a grant that will allow the young cutrista to earn a degree at the prestigious Berklee College of Music in Boston. United States.
In a special presentation held at the Juans Rehearsal Room in Miami, the interpreter presented the Juanes Scholarship, co-sponsored with the Latin Grammy Cultural Foundation, to a young man from the city of Ponce, whom he described as having “value” in the traditional musical instrument. To play
“It’s worth that he decides to take all four and dedicate his life to it, it’s something heroic,” Juans said during the presentation, which the two wrote in Colombian songs, including the Spanish version of Bruce Springsteen’s classic “Dancing”. Some songs performed by Into the Dark”, included in their latest album “Origin” (2021).
The singer-songwriter said in a statement of the young man’s qualities, “It is not normal to hear those scales in a quatro, who immediately composed his own and dedicated to his grandmother.
The singer, winner of Latin Grammy Awards and two Grammy Awards throughout her career, recalled her taste for Carlos Gardel, Luis Gatica and other exponents of folk music in performances from adolescence.
“My friends call me an old man,” in turn said Cintron, who insisted that the folk music of Puerto Rico has his roots and that the rest of traditional Latin American music inspires him with “great respect”.
The youth, selected from hundreds of applicants, thanked his parents present during the programme.