In Coachella, the sanctuary of hippster culture that points out what is "cool" or not, graduated today with note Rosalía, who gave a incontestable concert and that he successfully brought his exciting fusion of flamenco and urban sound to this festival in the Californian desert. Today, he had other prominent Latin ambassadors such as Los Tucanes de Tijuana or Mon Laferte, he lived some unusual moments that are only explained by the phenomenon of the Spanish and its growing international echo.
And is that hundreds of people vibrated today in Indio (California, USA) hand in hand with a performance with countless tributes to flamenco, many references to culture and life in the urban outskirts of Spain, a version of "I am loving you madly" by Las Grecas, and in which even the public, not only Hispanic, dared to shout "olé" and give some palms
With jacket and red leather pants and a black top, Rosalía was presented on stage with the winning feature of "Pienso en tu mirá", one of the best known songs of her highly praised album "El mal querer" (2018). Six dancers, completely dressed in white, plus four choristers and their "brother" El Guincho, in command of the instrumental base, escorted Rosalía in an impeccable concert both in the musical and in her very detailed visual bet.
It would be necessary to revise to the millimeter the twenty years of history of the festival, but it is more than probable that until the arrival of Rosalía flamenco would never have sounded in Coachella, where today you could hear songs like "Let the moon not come" or "No man"
Without Rosalía, flamenco probably would not have ever played in Coachella
"I want to practice my English with you. I come from Barcelona, which is very far away. And it means a lot to me to be here, "said the singer in the middle of a concert of about 50 minutes that took place in one of the medium stages of Coachella. However, the most vivid moments of the concert corresponded to Rosalía's songs that most drink from urban rhythms, such as "Liturgy"Or"Brightness"
The final stretch was aimed at energetic choreography and powerful bases thanks to "With height", which planted the reguetón pike in the center of the world.to alternative culture and air snobbish. And for the auction he booked "Malamente", received with shouts since his first chords sounded and with which Rosalía, who in the coming weeks has concerts in American cities such as Los Angeles or New York, he said goodbye to the public and with a huge smile: "'All my love', you are loved."
Rosalia, who acted before poster heads of the opening day of Coachella as Childish Gambino or Janelle Monáe, was not the only Latino representative of a Coachella more Hispanic than ever.
Legends of Mexican music, The Tijuana toucans They performed early in the afternoon and showed that the norteño genre, the cumbia or the corridos can also be sneaked between an event dedicated to electronic music and rap.
The band led by Mario Quintero He interpreted songs such as "El baile del tucanazo" or "La chica sexy" with such success that they even ran out of time: his second performance of "La chona" was cut, among whistles of an audience with great Mexican presence, by the organization of the festival, which disconnected the amplifiers because the group had passed the scheduled time.
With a radically different approach, the Chilean Mon Laferte he boasted of passionate Latin passion in a concert with a classic aroma, almost a nightclub of black cinema, which opted for rhythms such as mambo, salsa or cumbia. Heartbreaking on occasions and very seductive in others, the singer, surrounded by a luxury orchestra with winds included, shone with themes like "My good love", "Jealousy" or "Your lack of love".
The Latin delegation also counted today on the "neoperreo" of the Chilean Tomasa del Real and the noisy and melodic rock of the Costa Rican Las Robertas. The country-pop of Kacey Musgraves, which won the album award of the year in the last Grammy, and the emergent and very versatile rap of Tierra Whack or Anderson. Paak were today other outstanding options of Coachella in the first of its three festivities, that on Saturday and the Sunday will include performances such as J Balvin, Bad Bunny, Ariana Grande, Billie Eilish or Tame Impala.