The salsa singer and composer Víctor Manuelle seduced his native Puerto Rico this Saturday with “a trip” for his 30-year musical career as a soloist, in the first concert of the two consecutive ones that he will offer at the Coliseo de Puerto Rico José Miguel Agrelot.
The so-called “Sonero de la juventud” returned to the island’s main concert hall after eight years, and began the concert with one of his best-known songs: “Ella lo que quiere es salsa”, which turned the venue into a dance floor.
In front of a packed auditorium, after selling all the tickets, the artist declared: “Celebrating 30 years in my house, with the people who saw me born and giving two concerts on my enchanted island, they don’t know how important it is to me.”
Manuelle, after mentioning his characteristic cry “eeeeh”, recalled that the first trip he made as an artist was in 1993 to Colombia and for this reason, he dedicated five songs to this Latin American country.
In the show, produced by Paco López for No Limit Entertainment, the tropical singer presented his hits such as “Tú volverás”, “Así es la mujer”, “Pero dile”, “Pensamiento y palabra”.
Puerto Rican salsa singer Tito Nieves surprised the audience by taking the stage to sing the song “Tengo Ganas” in a duet with Manuelle.
After the participation of Nieves, the event continued presenting “Si tu me besas” or “Devuélveme un te amo” and the singer Gilberto Santa Rosa also made an appearance with Manuelle singing “Carnaval” and remembered how he was the “godfather” of ” Sonero of the youth”.
“For me it is exciting to be next to this singer,” was one of the statements that Santa Rosa made about Manuelle and her career.
Likewise, Peru, Mexico and the United States were revered by the artist for the “great affection” that the Mexican public has shown him throughout his professional career.
Víctor Manuelle closed his intervention with a tribute to Puerto Rico, in honor of the Caribbean island where he was born and made the Coliseum vibrate with the song “Let the drums sound”, which he released at the end of April 2015 and whose single of the same name earned a spot on the Top Latin Songs charts.
The artist was awarded at the end of January with the Premio Lo Nuestro for his career and was also recognized at the end of May at the Capitol of Puerto Rico for his professional career.
The celebration of three decades of the artist’s career coincided with the anniversary of the release of his first album, “Justo A Tiempo”, which he published on May 25, 1993 with the Sony Music label.
Víctor Manuelle has also stood out for expanding his audience by collaborating with prominent urban artists, including Bad Bunny, the Jowell and Randy duo, Farruko and the now retired Julio Voltio.
The artist made his debut in June 1993 with the album “Justo a tiempo”, a first job that would be followed by almost 20 albums. EFE