Sunday, April 29, 2012

Charly García's Concert in NYC

Hey everyone! This has been a long week, but I did have some time for fun. Charly García, an Argentinian singer/musician, was playing at the Best Buy theater in Times Square and I went to see it. I hadn't heard much from him before, even though he's a big figure in his country and known in many others, but I must say I had a blast!

"Charly García (born Carlos Alberto García Moreno on October 23, 1951) is a singer-songwriter, pianist and keyboardist from Argentina with a long career in rock music, forming successful groups such as Sui Generis and Serú Girán, cult status groups like La Máquina de Hacer Pájaros, and as a solo musician." Read the whole entry here: link.
Well, first of all I must say it was like an express trip to Buenos Aires, the Argentinian capital. It really felt like that, since almost the whole place was taken over by people from there. I could tell because of their accent in Spanish, which, by the way, I like quite a lot! You know how much I love this kind of cross cultural experiences, and of course, it had to be in NYC!

The show itself was a lot of fun. He has had an incredibly long career, and he performed most of his greatest hits. I had been listening to him before the concert, and I must say he's an amazing composer. He had talent for music since he was a child, and it worked out pretty well for him as an adult. I remember one of the songs I really like, "Demoliendo Hoteles", in case you feel like listening to something from him! Many of his songs have a lot to do with Argentinian history as well, which I really enjoyed. 

However, the best thing was the atmosphere in the theater. People were pumped! He's a star, but I think the fact that the crowd was mostly from Argentinians in NYC was a plus. I can only imagine how crazy I would go if a Spanish star came to perform to the city (Enrique Iglesias doesn't count, just in case.)

I just put up a video with a few clips I caught so I could share a bit of what I saw there. I hope you enjoy it!

That was the closest I've gotten to Argentina so far. Not bad at all. Seriously, it was a very interesting experience and it was about time to go to a concert. What will be next? For now let's have some rest to start a new week in this crazy place. I hope you had a good one and wish you luck and energy to face the week! See you soon!

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