The fever for Morat marks the first day of the Río Babel Festival in Spain

morat has been crowned this Friday as the great attraction of the first day of the Rio Babel festival in Madrid’s Magic Box: in it the diversity of styles has predominated, from electronics to rock and roll, and artists such as Sen Senra or Julieta Venegas have stood out.

Delivery the energy of the Colombian band, which brought together the largest volume of a heterogeneous public Divided between gangs of friends, thirty-somethings, and groups of attendees in their fifties, he has put the finishing touch on the first of the three days that make up the fifth edition of the festival, a day marked by high temperatures and the late arrival of attendees.

With the venue still far from full and after the opening of the Catalan trap “31 FAM” and the Mexican boleroglam of “Daniel, you are killing me”, the vibrant electronica of Sen Senra has burst onto the stage to the rhythm of “She’s hot”theme from his new album “PO2054AZ (Vol.I)” and in which he has supported himself by a gospel choir, drums and electric guitar that has accompanied him intermittently during his performance.

In it, the Galician has combined songs from his new LP with classics like “You don’t need me anymore” sung as a duet with the audience, “1000CANCIONES”, together with Álvaro Díaz, or “De Ti”, for which he has been accompanied by Julieta Venegas, with whom he has exchanged hugs and praise, pointing out that “it is not every day that one sings with his favorite singer”.

The themes of his latest publication have been taken as classics by his public, who have celebrated interpretations such as “Blue jeans and a crop top”, “Completely crazy” or “It doesn’t matter what people think”with which, without abandoning her secrecy and dancing in slow motion, she has closed the recital.

Behind him, and with an esplanade where the influx of public began to approach what is customary at a festival, the turn of Venegas has come, who has carried out a sweep throughout his careershelling out a repertoire where most of the songs were introduced by an extensive explanation by the Mexican, who alternated between the keyboard, the accordion and the guitar.

During the performance, the most veteran sector of the attendees celebrated the presence of the artist by dancing, who has reached her peak in the parade of immortal songs such as “Limón y sal” or the multi-core song “Me voy”, with which the The singer has said goodbye to the city with “we don’t say goodbye but see you soon” to culminate with “El presente”.

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The explosive rock of Alvaro de Lunawith the launch of confetti included, has begun the final stretch of the first day, where the singer, grateful for the experience of sharing the bill with a cast of established artists, has made a greater number of attendees dance, some of whom are already They were looking for their place for Morat’s subsequent performance.

But before the Colombians, the performance of the fifties Mexican rock and roll quintet “The Handsome” has made the older public enjoy it with a repertoire that has combined songs from their first album “Hey” with versions of well-known songs by Tequila or Chuck Berry in which the presence of Leiva from Madrid has stood out between the drums and the guitar .

Behind them, the main course of the night has been provided by the Colombians who, without truce, have chained success after success, beginning with “Kisses in war” and laying the foundations of an epic staging backed by resounding sound and the impressive use of lighting and pyrotechnics.

Songs from his latest album, such as “Segundos platos”, have joined hands like the celebrated “De haber saber” or the euphoric “Porfa no te vayas”, celebrated by an incessant shouting that has accompanied the band throughout the recital, intensifying in songs like “De haber sabor”, the festive “Where are we going” or one “Cuando nadie ve” that a dedicated audience has taken as their own.

“How dare you return”, which the singer Juan Pablo Villamil has encouraged to sing “like never in life” has closed Morat’s Madrid stop, the first on his Spanish tour, after which they will head to Pamplona to continue on the entire geography of the country.

After the performance of the Colombian band, that of the Argentine formation is scheduled “Knowing Russia”which will close the first day of Río Babel and will summon the public to a second day where the participation of Juan Luis Guerra will stand out.

The day has also been enlivened by performances by stand-up comedians such as the Catalan duo Venga Monjas or Ignatius Farray from Tenerife, who have offered their shows on a separate stage in the early afternoon.

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