Monday, August 29, 2005
Viva Carlos Vives
I went to see Carlos Vives, a Colombian singer, last night at the Agganis Arena with a couple of Colombian friends. The venue was too big for the show, so it was only about half full, but it didn't really matter, because everyone in there was dancing, cheering, waving flags, and essentially going absolutely frickin nuts. For those of you unfamiliar with Señor Vives, he is a huge star in Latin America, and his music is an upbeat mixture of traditional and modern instruments and beats. The guy just exudes charisma. He had the crowd on their feet for the entire show, and even got Boston's favorite Colombian, Edgar Renteria, up on stage to play the maracas and dance a little cumbia.