Saturday, August 1, 2009

Calle 13 At Parque Norte

Calle 13, los boricuas de Nueva York en San Fernando Plaza.

Calle 13 arrived in Medellin ahead of “Feria de las Flores” for their show in Parque Norte.

Calle 13, the five-time Latin Grammy Award and Grammy Award-winning Puerto Rican hip hop and alternative group arrive in Medellin, Colombia for a one-night show Saturday before flying off to play in Mexio ahead of their extended trip to Europe.

The rapping is in Spanish; the music is from Puerto Rico, Macedonia and Nigeria; the sensibility is from Mars. Grammy-winning duo Calle 13 have no analogue in U.S. hip-hop: They're pop-savvy hitmakers with globe-trotting tastes and a riotous sense of humor.

Here, they flaunt their cosmopolitanism, collaborating with Mexican rockers Café Tacuba ("No Hay Nadie Como Tu") and spicing their songs with Afro beats, polka and, on "Fiesta de Locos," Balkan brass. Spanish-speakers will love Residente's witty raps, but you don't need to know a word to grasp his message: a plea to bury geographic boundaries under an unstoppable groove.

The duo formed by half-brothers René Pérez Joglar , who calls himself Residente and Eduardo José Cabra Martínez, who calls himself Visitante. Their sister Ileana (aka PG-13) has contributed the female vocals to some of their songs, and so has Residente's mother, Puerto Rican actress Flor Joglar de Gracia.

Atrevete te te (video)

Cumbia De Los Aburridos (video)

Tango del Pecado (video)

Calle 13 plays at the Plaza de Eventos located in Parque Norte.
When: Saturday, August 1st
Time: 8:00pm
General Admission: $63.000
VIP Admission: $103.000
Additional Information: 444 63 00

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