Amid Mexican Independence Day celebrations and Hispanic Heritage Month, Becky G lit up the United Palace in Washington Heights, N.Y., on Saturday (Sept. 16).
It was her second of two nights on the 3,330-capacity venue as a part of the artist’s first headlining nationwide tour, Mi Casa, Tu Casa, which launched Sept. 14 in Boston. Upcoming dates embrace Atlanta (Sept. 21), Hollywood (Sept. 23), El Paso (Oct. 3), and concludes in Phoenix (Oct. 14).
“Mi nombre es Becky G y bienvenidos to the Mi Casa, Tu Casa tour,” she stated in Spanglish. “New York, I’m not even going to sugar coat it, okay? Soy muy dulce a veces, pero otras veces un poquito picosa (“I’m sweet, at times, but other times, I’m a little spicy”), she stated shortly after opening her present along with her hit music “Mayores,” which options Unhealthy Bunny.
Donning dishevelled Mexican pink cargo pants, with a protracted silver chain, an identical sparkly bikini high and a cowboy hat, the Inglewood native’s alluring efficiency included an invigorating stay band, a crew of dancers, an thrilling DJ set and delightful residence movies of the artist (born Rebecca Marie Gomez) performed on the display screen behind the stage.
“There was so much inspiration of the 200% for me — I knew that I wanted to make a statement representing two cultures, two flags, two languages,” Becky G advised Billboard Español in August in preparation for her tour. “From the color scheme to the way that we played out the setlist, and having the whole middle set of the show be dedicated to música regional was the essence of the tour. We are bringing Casa Gomez to everybody on Mi Casa, Tu Casa and it’s going to be really awesome.”
And Becky G really delivered — her charming stage presence, her mixture of “sweet and spicy” power, her vulnerability, her connection along with her followers, and deep appreciation for her foundations made this complete evening very particular one.
Listed below are 5 highlights from Becky G’s first headlining tour at United Palace within the Heights on Sept. 16.
Her Style Versatility
Seamlessly spanning by reggaetón, merengue, and regional Mexican music, Becky G’s musical versatility took a highlight. She opened up along with her early breakout hit “Mayores,” a pop-reggaetón quantity with cumbia undertones. However one of many largest highlights was when she segued into the música mexicana section halfway by her set, delivering corridos songs like “Chanel,” which stars Peso Pluma, “La Nena,” that includes Gabito Ballesteros, and her current heart-rending single “Querido Abuelo,” in addition to unreleased songs from her upcoming album, Esquinas. Throughout this section, she was backed by. a full música mexicana ensemble, consisting of trumpets, a tololoche, guitars, and a requinto. A dressing up change later, Becky arrived belting out the merengue music of “Arranca.”
A Proud 200 Percenter
As a proud 200 percenter, she embraced her Mexican heritage all through, whereas by no means forgetting her American foundations with what kicked her off to stardom, a rap profession with 2013’s “Becky from the Block.” However the evening was further particular as we celebrated Mexican Independence Day on Sept. 16.
“Of course, I’d be crazy not to acknowledge that today and yesterday we are celebrating something very important. If you are Mexican, you already know,” she stated in Spanglish, and Mexican flags lofted excessive. “I want to hear that grito mexicano!,” she shouted, and she or he wrapped round a Mexican flag she borrowed from a concert-goer.
As quickly as she accomplished some corridos to the delight of these in attendance, she additionally included a heartfelt tribute to her late grandfather, who immigrated from Mexico to Southern California to offer his household a greater life. And there was quite a lot of emotion within the crowd. The viewers started to chant “Becky, Becky” in unison, which turned on the waterworks for the performer. “I love you too,” she stated shakily. “So now I’m crying and I don’t know how to stop!” she added earlier than sharing encouraging phrases about the best way to have fun a beloved one’s life after their passing, like within the case of her grandfather, who she sang a music to known as “Querido Abuelo.” In the meantime, residence movies of younger Becky displayed as a backdrop singing along with her cowboy hat-donning grandfather.
The Cali performer has lengthy embraced her fandom for the Queen of Tejano Music. Enjoyable reality: Becky G even impersonated the late, nice Selena when she was simply 10 years outdated in Sábado Gigante, and headlined the Selena Quintanilla Music Pageant 5 years in the past. On Sept. 16, the star shined brilliant, as she belted out the emotional lyric of “Como La Flor,” with utter respect and immense expertise. Becky G and her backup band additionally carried out “Bidi Bidi Bom Bom,” “La Carcacha,” and “Baila Esta Cumbia,” and it was magnificent.
There have been loads of emotional highs and lows when it got here to the performer conveying her deep appreciation to her followers. She spoke to loads of attendees, thoughtfully learn the indicators they crafted for her, and even invited a 13-year-old lady to the stage to share some dance strikes, who stated on stage she goals of changing into an expert dancer.
“I don’t know if you guys know this, but I made a mailbox for this tour so you guys can leave me letters. But I really wanted to feel closer to you guys,” she stated at one level.
In one other second, she reads an indication that claims: “Shout out José’s birthday.” “That’s you right there with the brown jacket? Oh, there might be a lot of them [José’s], actually,” she stated as the gang chuckled. Becky proceeded to sing this mysterious José “Happy Birthday.” “Do you know what we do on our birthday?” she stated. “It’s shot time … We’re taking a shot girlfriend, you better come over here,” she advised a fan who’s sporting Treslúce merch, Becky G’s model. “This one’s for you. Pa’ arriba, pa’ abajo, pa’l centro y pa’ dentro!”