Last Fall her landmark album “El Mal Querer” received immediate critical and commercial success upon release. The music industry at large took note of the Spanish artist, who earned six Latin Grammy nominations and took awards for Best Alternative Song and Best Urban Fusion Performance.
Her albums groundbreaking fusion of classic Flamenco with R&B and electric beats had the crown moving when she performed at Coachella last weekend. Fans sang along with the songstress who made an impression on critics and new fans alike. As she dominated her first-ever major festival performance.
Last night Rosalia took the stage at a SOLD-OUT performance at The Mayan in Los Angeles; her first ever North American headlining gig. While a sold-out performance speaks lengths of an artist reach and pull to fans. A Venue of this size does not her incredible talent justice; for it will not be able to hold this skyrocketing artist for much longer.
Her entire performance lasted a little over an hour, with the singer never letting up, once. Known to throw in flamenco moves, the songstress brought some interpretive and folk dance. Her tour may be Americas next step in musical inclusion and evolution.
Rosalias next performance will be at Coachella for its closing out of weekend two. If her mesmerizing performance last weekend is any indicator, this weekend will not disappoint. As Rolling Stone Magazine noted;
“she sliced the air with sharp, accentuated dance moves that had flamenco grace and urban cool aplenty. Think the militant choreography of Janet Jackson’s R&B masterpiece Rhythm Nation meets the vibrant aesthetic of Baz Luhrmann’s Romeo + Juliet. Backed by a crew of cut-throat dancers, as well as Canarian beatmaker El Guincho, Rosalía mesmerized those in attendance as she ran through the emotions of El Mal Querer. Love, disgrace, fury and empowerment — Rosalía was there to remind us that love is a battlefield, and we are in awe.”
Her following, “El Mal Querer” tour performance will be at The Regency Ballroom in San Francisco CA., which is already SOLD-OUT.