By: Nancy Esteves
Ricky Martin came into Miami for his “One World Tour,” one of the
most anticipated concerts of the season with amazing adrenaline.
Looking more sexy and handsome than he ever has, Ricky was
completely surrendered to his Miami audience and put on an almost
two-hour long stunning performance. Many local celebrities were
present to see this Latin powerhouse live in concert who almost at
the beginning of the concert already had the audience shaking their
“Bon-Bon” to the sounds of his contagious music all night long.
The show opened with special guest, the reggaeton artist, Wisin who
revved up the concert for Ricky’s hit song “Adrenalina(Adrenaline)”
totally rumbling the Miami Airlines Arena.
By the number of Latin American flags representing different
countries, it was certain that the performance had a very large
attendance by the local Latino community.
Speaking directly to the public, Ricky set the tone for his
“Try to forget about all of the issues in life. Be yourself tonight “”
Allow yourself to feel – that’s what I’m here for. I’m going to leave my
soul on the stage.”… Wow, Ricky was totally inspirational…
During “Livin ‘La Vida Loca” – Ricky came on stage mounted on top of
a Mustang convertible, in Elvis Presley style. The audience did not
stop dancing all night with his hit songs, “María”, “La Bomba”, “Por
arriba, Por abajo” and “Pégate”. “Vuelve”, “Adiós”, “La Mordidita”,
“Tu Recuerdo”, and “Disparo al Corazon” were some of the
audience’s favorite tunes. “Por Arriba, Por Abajo” was an audience
integrated dance-along. And of course everyone had to sing-along
with Ricky “Vuelve” and his romantic tune “Adios” and “The Cup of
Life / La Copa de Vida” –the show offered great Broadway-style
And the unexpected powerful statement:
Before more than 15,000 fans at American Airlines Arena, Ricky sent
an important message to Donald Trump and asked Latinos in
America to “be united” and “not let anyone subject us.”
“In this country, without us … no one goes to the White House,” he
said in reference to Trump’s recent anti-immigrant commentary.
A very touching presentation:
His emotional rendition of “Asignatura Pendiente” was the preamble
to the presentation of his Ricky Martin Foundation, which for years
he has passionately fought against worldwide human trafficking.
But Ricky left us all in the city of 305 with just a bite “una mordidita”
of his music, still longing for more of those Ricky Martin magic