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Ángela Aguilar Pays Tribute to Selena Quintanilla in Mexico City Concert

Mexican-American songstress Ángela Aguilar left everyone in awe during her recent “Mexicana Enamorada” tour performance in Mexico City on Feb. 18. Her audience gave her a standing ovation, especially after having celebrated a new tribute to the Tex-Mex icon Selena Quintanilla at the sold-out Arena Ciudad de México show.

The youngest of the musically iconic La Dinastía Aguilar [The Aguilar Dynasty] family, sang and danced to “Como La Flor” – an instant hit among her fans — in a modernized red and golden charro attire on a rose petal covered stage. However, it’s not a complete surprise, since she is known to sing the icon’s songs in previous concerts and has also thanked Selena Quintanilla for being one of her main inspirations. Furthermore, Ángela Aguilar has even recorded a three-track EP entitled Baila Esta Cumbia, where she shared versions of “Balia Esta Cumbia,” “Como La Flor,” and “Bidi Bidi Bom Bom” in 2020. From one iconic name to another!

While this is her first solo tour, she has already captivated the hearts of many. With hit singles such as her collaboration with Christian Nodal on “Dime cómo quieres” and paying tribute to her legendary grandparents, Flor Silvestre and Antonio Aguilar, with the classic hit “Malagueña,” she had her fans entertained throughout the performance. Additionally, according to La Opinion: “The show was under a great production that included lights, flowers, dancers and several costume changes,” – a whole spectacle. We can already imagine the amount of Mexican pride that the “Princess of Mexican Music” delivered to her people that night.

Whatever she’s up to next, it’s clear that Ángela Aguilar is continuing her family’s legendary name in music. Her first solo tour is currently a success, and if she’s following her father’s name’s footsteps, we can imagine her taking folklore, ranchera music, and pop music to the next level of tasteful combination that gives ode to both of her Mexican and American nationalities.