Ricardo Arjona is a veteran Latin music performer who has earned an ever-increasing following through the musical diversity of his compositions and the poetry and social consciousness of his songs. Born and raised in Guatemala, Arjona has spent years perfecting an individual sound that explores a vast array of influences including Latin pop, contemporary jazz, Afro-Caribbean percussion and emotional ballads while maintaining a lyrical honesty and musical energy that is thought-provoking as well as entertaining. A leading figure in modern Latin music, the manifest popularity of Arjona’s political lyrics and instrumental diversity has exploded into the pop mainstream, with tickets to see Ricardo Arjona live selling out in growing numbers of larger US venues.
Ricardo Arjona was born in Antigua, Guatemala in 1964. Although he exhibited a passion for music at an early age, he pursued different but highly successful careers both as a teacher and as a record-breaking player for the Guatemalan national basketball team. Developing his musical style all the while, Arjona released two records in 1998 and 1990 before reaching commercial success with 1993’s Animal Nocturno, which hit #11 in the Latin Pop charts. Releasing more than ten further albums and much live concert material to equal success, Ricardo Arjona has managed to experiment and diversify in his work while being consistently popular among concertgoers and record buyers alike.
From the traditional salsa of Galeria Caribe to the intimate synths of Adentro, Ricardo Arjona has provided an intelligent and up-lifting style of music that uses a variety of instruments and sounds to inspire and entertain concert audiences. The emotional poetry of songs such as “Acompàñame a Estar Solo” and the emotive dance beats of songs such as “Mojado” create a uniquely entertaining mix of inspiring traditional folk and stimulating modern pop that is best appreciated live in concert. Personal, political and musically colorful, witness a musical celebration and a Latin music icon with Ricardo Arjona tickets from Coast To Coast.