Jesse & Joy's Latinos Imparables Tour
With La Santa Cecilia
Revolution Live, Fort Lauderdale
Sunday, June 9, 2013
Mexican pop band, siblings, and Latin Grammy winners Jesse & Joy, performed this Sunday at Revolution Live in Fort Lauderdale as part of their first tour across the U.S., called Latinos Imparables (Unstoppable Latins).
La Santa Cecilia opened the show with songs about love, loss, and heartbreak. The Los Angeles-based group exemplifies the modern hybrid of Latin and American cultures, blending cumbia, bossa nova, rumba, bolero, tango, jazz, and rock.
Lead singer Marisoul even joked about how Hispanics living in the U.S. have a whole different identity. Thinking in Spanish, but speaking in English, sometimes the opposite ... She connected with the crowd right away.
Jesse & Joy's show started just a few minutes later. And all the fans had their phones and cameras ready as the brother-sister duo arrived on the stage, accompanied by their band.
From the first song to the last, the crowd didn't stop singing.
Many of Jesse & Joy's songs have been tremendous successes on the radio, including "Espacio Sideral", "Con quién se queda el perro?", and "Llegaste tu." So the sing-along atmosphere wasn't exactly a surprise.
What was amazing, though, was the passion with which the fans were singing the duo's ditties. Even the not-so-famous ones.
As the night went on, Jesse & Joy showed their versatility and talent, playing different instruments like the Peruvian cajón, guitar, piano, and percussion.
And the last three songs of the night were the perfect finish: "Chocolate," "Ya no quiero,",and "Corre," which has become the band's most popular song.
Throughout the night, the crowd took video and photos. But at the end, the band was the one taking pictures of the fans.
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It was clear that Jesse & Joy have a very big and solid fanbase in South Florida, and that they had been waiting for this first U.S. tour for a long time.
So had we.
-- Luz Elena Silva