Draco Rosa's Vida at Fillmore Miami Beach: A 10-Photo Recap

Draco Rosa's Vida Tour

Fillmore Miami Beach

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Over the weekend, Draco Rosa, the multiple Grammy- and Latin Grammy-winning artist, composer, producer, entrepreneur, and cancer survivor arrived at the Fillmore Miami Beach.

He had come to celebrate Vida, his latest (and first post-cancer) album.

It was a triumph.

See also: Draco Rosa on Vida, Cancer, Success: "I'm Doing the Best With What's Been Given to Me"

All night, Rosa, who's been in the music industry for over 20 years, showed us how to enjoy the moment.

As soon as he took the stage, the energy was contagious. It's clear that he has taken many risks and persevered a great deal as an artist and a person, and he tackled the Miami concert with the gusto of a gambler and a true survivor.

Over the years, Rosa has composed very popular songs for international singers like Luis Miguel and Ricky Martin, among others. But at the Fillmore, he proved his tremendous talent and unique style as a solo performer.

With a simple setup, accompanied by excellent musicians, Draco's show is all about his own music. It was amazing to see how every person in the crowd was a true fan, singing his songs and living the moment with the same passion as him.

See also: Draco Rosa on His Latest Album, Vida: "It's Like a Celebration Of Life"

Having recovered from cancer just recently, Rosa took a moment to honor fellow musician, Gustavo Cerati, who has been a great inspiration over the course of his career. It was one of the best moments of the night. He sang "De música ligera" in his personal style. The crowd sang along in a very emotional way.

It's hard to say which were the most popular songs of the night, since during the entire show, the spectators never sat down. It was an all-night standing ovation.

Still, though, "Esto es Vida," "Obra de Arte," and "Vagabundo" were the most beloved tunes of the evening.

Last time Rosa was in Miami, he played a two-day, sold-out show at a restaurant. This time, with his family and friends in the crowd, he headlined the legendary Fillmore Miami Beach at the Jackie Gleason Theater.

At the end of the night, the audience asked for more and Draco Rosa came back with "Aleluya", his take on the Leonard Cohen classic, making this last moment one to remember.

A true celebration of Life.

-- Luz Elena Silva

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