Second session of Cap Roig Festival, which in this initial section is already showing the stylistic variety that will mark its programming this year, with concerts planned until next August 21. If in its inaugural day the cycle opted for the reguetonero Maluma, the proposal of Saturday night invited to reconnect with Nile Rodgers, historical figure of disco, funk, r & b and other tributaries, which brought together about 2,000 spectators, according to the organizers.
Rodgers, 66, has left an undoubted imprint in popular music since the seventies, as co-founder of the group Chic and for his work as a composer or producer of glittering pop stars. An artistic tour that attracted Calella de Palafrugell to an audience that shared enthusiasm with the artist himself, who in the minutes prior to the beginning of his performance had no problem stopping to photograph himself with some of those attending the event.
His extensive artistic tour attracted a varied and enthusiastic audience
Dressed in a hat, dreadlocks and silver suit, Nile Rodgers appeared at the head of the rejuvenated Chic, a band formed by eight elements in which two magnificent vocalists and the metal section stood out for their good work. The concert began to walk with notes of Chic Cheer Y Dance, dance, dance, putting the assistant staff in orbit.
After new allusions to Chic's work as Everybody dance Y I want your love, gave court in the minutes following his appearance to creations of other artists with whom he is linked. A segment served in the form of medley that began with the themes of Diana Ross I'm coming
out Y Upside down, both written by Nile Rodgers and his partner in Chic Bernard Edwards, who died, too young, in 1996. They were also part of the delivery He's the greatest dancer Y We are family, composed again by the binomial Rodgers / Bernard and recorded in his day by the group Sister Sledge.
In addition to Chic, the repertoire included Madonna, Duran Duran or David Bowie
Evolving at full speed – and threading more medleys when he considered it convenient-, the New York musician continued with the same approach the rest of the gala, offering a panoramic view (which perhaps could also be read as a vindication) of his work. Thus, the fans gathered in this privileged corner of Baix Empordà danced to pleasure with a combination of visits to the repertoire of various artists related to Nile Rodgers (Madonna, Duran Duran, Daft Punk, David Bowie …), with new cannon shots of Chic , among them Le freak or Good
times, with fans dancing on stage at the end of the party.