Concert to take place May 24 in Los Angeles.
Colombian rocker Juanes will host a benefit concert to raise money for children who are victims of antipersonnel mines in Colombia. The "Colombia Sin Minas" (Colombia Without Mines) concert is set to take place May 24 at the Gibson Amphitheatre in Los Angeles and will feature Juanes along with special guests Alejandro Sanz, Ana Gabriel, Carlos Vives, Juan Luis Guerra, Laura Pausini, Luis Fonsi and Ricardo Montaner.
The acoustic performance seeks to raise awareness on the problem of antipersonnel mines, which are blast devices used in a time of war and designed to kill or incapacitate victims. The set also aims to raise funds to directly assist 500 disabled Colombian children who have lost limbs as a result of contact with mines.
Juanes, who has long advocated against antipersonnel mines, is producing the concert via his "Mi Sangre" (My Blood) foundation.
Tickets range from $40 to $200 and will go on sale March 31. In the past 15 years, 4,500 people, many of them children, have died in Colombia after stepping on landmines.