Saturday the 12th of October I had the privilege to attend the ‘ASonDeGuerra’ tour in Rotterdam. Although a slightly expensive and dutiful performance from Juan Luis Guerra, I could not have missed out.
The king of merengue nearly played for 2 hours, featuring his latest album complemented by a lot of hit-songs (aren’t they all?): A Pedir Su Mano, La Bilirrubina, Frío Frío, Ojalá Que Llueva Café, La Travesia, Para Ti, Como Yo and La Guagua. Together with a large band and bespoke video-animations to each song, a solid performance was put down. Among the merengue, bachata and salsa tunes, two songs were transcending the others in my personal opinion: El Niagara en Bicicleta and the duet Como Abeja al Panal.
The latin-ish crowd and good DJ’s prior to the show made it an excellent night to move your feet and sing along. If only there were more songwriters such as Juan Luis Guerra.