Fonseca’s Son Rocks the Drums and Other Highlights from His Miami Concert
Fonseca, the Colombian star known for his tropical pop and vallenato hits, delivered a spectacular show at the Kaseya Center in Miami on Saturday (June 17), as part of his Viajante tour. The sold-out concert featured many surprises, including a special guest appearance by his 5-year-old son Agustín, who stole the show with his drumming skills.
The show lasted for three hours and covered Fonseca’s vast and varied repertoire, from his breakout hit “Te mando flores” to his latest single “Ven”. Fonseca was backed by a six-piece band and displayed his impressive vocal range and charisma throughout the night. He also showcased his versatility by performing with a mariachi band and a vallenato group, adding some flavor to the party.
Here are some of the highlights from Fonseca’s Miami concert:
5-Year-Old Son Agustín Steals the Show
Dressed all in black, Fonseca’s youngest son Agustín looked like his dad’s mini-me as he took the stage to sit commandingly behind the drum set for “Por pura curiosidad” in the latter part of the show. He was so tiny! Would he be able to hold his own in front of a screaming crowd of 10,000? Yes, he did. In full concentration mode, Agustín handled the bass pedal and toms with aplomb, crossed his hands for some flair, and added some razzle dazzle with the cymbals, without missing a beat.
Catalina García Duets “Nuestra canción”
Dressed in a stunning red outfit, the Colombian singer — one half of eclectic duo Monsieur Periné — joined Fonseca for a new rendition of Periné’s hit and for Fonseca’s “2005”. “I’ve always admired what Periné does,” said Fonseca, who makes a point of collaborating often with fellow Colombians.
Mariachi and Parranda Vallenata
“En fiesta que se respete hay mariachi y parranda vallenata! (Any decent party has mariachis and vallenato)” Fonseca shouted to the crowd. He meant it quite literally. Halfway through the show, following an instrumental interlude, he popped up high on the bleachers on the opposite side of the stage, surrounded by a mariachi. He then proceeded to sing a set of ranchera hits — and yes, it is a tradition In Colombian parties to bring maraichis — surrounded by fans very up close and personal who surrounded him on the stands and greeted him effusively as he made his way back to the stage.
For the grand finale, Fonseca brought out a symphonic orchestra to accompany him on some of his most iconic songs, such as “Arroyito”, “Eres mi sueño” and “Prometo”. The orchestra added a layer of richness and emotion to Fonseca’s already powerful vocals, creating a memorable ending to an unforgettable night.
Fonseca is one of Colombia’s most successful and influential artists. He has won five Latin Grammy awards and has been nominated for two Grammy awards. He has sold over 3 million albums worldwide and has collaborated with artists such as Juanes, Alejandro Sanz, Shakira and Willie Colón. His music blends pop, rock, vallenato and other Colombian rhythms, creating a unique and captivating sound. His latest album, Viajante, was released in 2022 and features collaborations with Camilo, Silvestre Dangond and Monsieur Periné.