Carlos Vives Performs at SBS Launch of Aire Network in New York
Last night we attended the SBS Launch of their new national network, Aire with special guest Carlos Vives in New York. To say it was an incredible show is totally an understatement! How often do you get a chance to be just feet away from an international super star as they perform their biggest hits? Probably not that often! The event was essentially a “private” concert (it was closed to the public, with only a few hundred people in attendance) and was hosted by top executives at SBS, the Spanish Broadcasting Station. We were lucky to attend the event alongside fellow amiga-bloguera from The Fit Latina and you better believe we were dancing the noche away!
Aire is an exciting venture for SBS because at launch, the network will reach listeners in nine of the top 10 markets with an audience close to 12 million listeners, nearly 26% of the Hispanic population each week.
We also marveled at the hermosa, Charytin who walked the red carpet in a fantastic black sequin gown…there is no way this mujer is really 65 years old. She has it going on, es la verdad!
This was my first time to see Carlos Vives perform and what I loved about this show was the juxtaposition of the old and the new….the modern with the traditional. As he was singing and dancing, his performance was enhanced with laser show (the new) and he was surrounded by a full live band that included modern as well as traditional Colombian instruments. My favorite was the señor decked out in his traditional colombiano threads and going to town on his accordion!
Bueno, they asked us not to shoot any full performances on video- so I just grabbed a quick snippet of the end of his set so you can see just how close we were to the action. Just visit our Instagram account to check it out!
Have you seen Carlos Vives en vivo?? What is your favorite song? Tell us in the comments section below.