Red, red Rosalía pure blood. On stage, she alone with a choir and Los Chunguitos (Enrique Salazar and Ramos Prada), authors of I stay with you. The singer has taken to her land the song, which has starred the start of the Goya Awards gala. On a dark background, temperate and brave, has remained with the gala. It was the most intense moment of the first part of the night of Spanish cinema. Chorus, extra long gel nails, long dress and not an instrument. Only voices, yours and that of Cor Jove de l'Orfeó Català.
In the middle of noise, jokes and fanfares, Rosalía introduced herself and put the bomb. Spectacular, serene, with arrests and ready to turn the rhythm of the gala, with the theme that sings love and not glory: A song that Antonio Vega had already sung: "Because I have fallen in love / and I love you and I love you / I just want / be by your side / dream with your eyes / kiss your lips ". The creator of Badly he had already warned at the entrance that he was going to interpret "for the first time a version of a classic that many people" would recognize, but taking a risk "and in a very personal way". And he did.
He took it in his own way, to his field, to his flamenco, to his trapeze agitated and elegant. The queen of the most sold and most reproduced lists has shown that she has the path and margins to present herself this year with her record, in a large stadium of 50,000 people. Somehow this issue also represents an important setback for all the gypsy artists who started their particular inquisition against the singer to defend the essence of the gypsy culture. This Saturday has shown that Rosalía can do whatever she wants – starting with disintegration – with flamenco, with traditions and with prejudices.
Flamenco is not what it used to be. Flamenco has been something else for many years. The tuna is still the same. Rosalia has resorted to a classic theme that set the cinema quinqui, the Fast and Furious from the outskirts of Cañí, the soundtrack of Hurry, Hurry, of shots and robberies, of the persecutions at full speed through streets and roads. Of the navajeros and the stray dogs, of the disenchantment of the hero. This version elevates the less glamorous move of Spanish history -made of marginalization and violence- to the culture of the prime time.