J Balvin, Cazzu, Jhayco, Anuel AA and María Becerra were some of the artists who performed on the first day of the Coca-Cola Flow Fest in Mexico City.
The urban music festival, held at the Hermanos Rodríguez Autodrome, celebrated its 5th edition and the first of two days. This year it was also extended to have editions in Monterrey and Guadalajara for the first time, which will take place on December 2 and 3, respectively.
Balvin was the most anticipated act. He began his concert at midnight and invited María Becerra on stage to sing together their song “Qué más pues?” and the Colombian Ryan Castro to sing “Nivel de perreo”.
“For the first time, María Becerra and I are on stage,” Balvin said of the Argentine singer, whom he referred to as “goddess.”
“I would like to tell you here in front of all these people that José (Balvin) is one of the best people I have met in the industry, one of the most real people and he gave me a great opportunity and that is known, I am happy to be here sharing with you,” Becerra said.
Balvin, who had the Batman logo stamped on his hair in black, delighted the attendees with songs like “Mi gente”, “Con altura”, “I Like It”, “Ay Vamos”, “AM” and “Rojo” .
Halfway through his success “La canción”, originally performed with Bad Bunny, the Colombian star asked to look to the side and if the public found people they loved, they would tell them and give those people a kiss or a hug ” because tomorrow we don’t know”.
“Everything is about good vibes, love, peace, raising energy, there is no time for hate,” said Balvin.
He also sent greetings to people in jails, hospitals and those separated from his family by borders between countries.
“People who are in need of all of you, a prayer, people who are going through a bad time, depression or anxiety or a moment of illness, all of you send them good vibes,” he said.
Hours before, Becerra went up to the main stage of the Flow Fest accompanied by dancers to charm the audience with songs like “Automático” and “Miénteme”.
Becerra momentarily interrupted her presentation so that a person from the audience who had fainted was removed from the crowd.
“Very well you, when something happens you have to let us know,” she said before resuming “Mars.”
Another Argentine artist who managed to summon thousands of followers was Cazzu, who sang some of her hits such as “Isla Velde”, “Nada” and “Mucha data”. Cazzu joked about Saturday’s defeat of the Mexican team against Argentina in the World Cup in Qatar when the public did not respond strongly at one point during her concert.
“Are you sad because they lost?” She said, which caused some to whistle in disapproval and others to shout “El Chucky Lozano!” as on the court, referring to the Mexican player Hirving Lozano. Moments later, Cazzu congratulated the Mexicans for having a “tremendous match” and clarified: “I don’t like soccer, I like music,” before performing “Toda.”
The Colombian Feid sang his song of the moment “Happy Birthday Ferxxo” and the Puerto Rican Anuel AA sounded his war cry “Real until death!” several times during her concert, the last one of the night started minutes before 1 in the morning. Lenny Tavárez, Guaynaa and Eladio Carrión were other artists with recitals that day.
The Flow Fest will continue on Sunday with performances by Nicky Jam, Don Omar, Arcangel, Rels B, Nicki Nicole, Boza and Robi, among other artists.