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“It rained coffee” and flavor in Puerto Rico with Juan Luis Guerra

Dominican singer-songwriter Juan Luis Guerra in concertEXTERNAL SOURCE

Juan Luis Guerra’s success continues at full speed and without brakes with his world tour “Entre Mar y Palmeras,” which this Sunday made it rain coffee and flavor with a rich tour of his hit songs from the Coliseo José Miguel Agrelot in Puerto Rico.

At 65 years of age, dressed in his characteristic beret, the singer-songwriter kicked off the concert with one of his best-known songs, “Rosalía,” from the 1990 album “Bachata Rosa,” making the audience of all ages rave.

“Who here dances salsa? We also do salsa; this is a tribute to the great salseros of Puerto Rico that we have learned from them,” said Guerra about this musical genre that is part of the culture of Puerto Rico and played a “Medley de Salsas.”

During the performance, the Dominican greeted some artists, among them the veteran Puerto Rican salsero Gilberto Santa Rosa who attended the event accompanied by his wife.

“Ojalá que llueva café en el campo,” “Frío, frío como el agua del río” or “Quisiera ser un pez para tocar mi nariz en tu pecera” were some of the best-known phrases of his songs that were sung at the top of his lungs in a presentation in which not one of the songs of his work was not danced by a packed coliseum.

The artist also strummed his guitar and moved the audience with “Pambiche de novia,” a song dedicated to his “love,” his wife Nora, to whom he has been married for over 30 years.

His hits such as “Visa para un sueño,” “Vale la Pena,” “Burbujas de amor,” “La Travesía,” and “Ojalá que llueva café,” made the most important event hall in Puerto Rico vibrate.

Another high point of the concert was when he played the song “El costo de la vida;” the audience showed their emotion to the cry: “We are a hole in the middle of the sea and the sky five hundred years later. A black, white and Taino race on fire,” a significant lyric for Puerto Rico, which shares part of its history with the Dominican Republic.

Likewise, the interpreter of “La llave de mi corazón” and “Bachata en Fukuoka” transmitted the joy and Caribbean flavor to those present along with his legendary band 4.40, who performed trumpet and percussion solos.

One of the most awaited moments by his fans is when the merengue “La bilirrubina” was played, with which Juan Luis Guerra put the finishing touch to the night.

The tour that the Dominican musician began in March 2022 took him to sing his best-known songs and his most recent albums, “Entre Mar Y Palmeras” and “Privé,” to cities in Spain, the United States, Puerto Rico, Peru, Colombia and Chile, where he sold out each of the shows.

On April 24 last year, Juan Luis Guerra took the same stage at the Coliseo José Miguel Agrelot and seduced his followers in Puerto Rico.

Before his Sunday concert in San Juan, he performed at major U.S. venues such as the FLA Live Arena, Tampa’s Amalie Arena, and New York’s Madison Square Garden.

This AprilAt the FLA Live Arena in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, the multi-award-winning artist, composer, and producer became the first Latin artist to have the best-selling show in the venue’s 30-year history.

The tour will continue in Spain: in Madrid on July 1, in Fuengirola (Malaga) on July 6, and on July 4 in Barcelona, as the artist recently announced.

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