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WATCH: Alicia Keys Performs with Mariachi Alongside Ángela Aguilar in Mexico City

Alicia Keys is currently on her Latin American tour. After inviting Karol G to join her in Colombia, the American singer-songwriter called in Ángela Aguilar to share the stage in Mexico City. On May 17, the two singers sang a bilingual mariachi version of Aguilar’s “Qué Agonía” and Keys’ “Looking For Paradise” at the Auditorio Nacional in the Mexican capital.

“Thank you for such a beautiful evening. I feel very grateful for everything I have experienced thanks to music and thanks to you,” Aguilar wrote on an Instagram story after the surprising performance. “It’s so nice to connect with people I admire, love, and respect so much. I am living in clouds. Thank you for everything and for so much.” She also thanked her parents and her fanbase–which she calls Angelitxs–for their continuous support.

This isn’t the first time the Princess of Mexican Music has graced the stage with Keys. Earlier this week, Aguilar joined Keys during her show in Monterrey, MX, on May 14. Aguilar performed the classic song “La Malagueña.” Together, they performed “Looking For Paradise.” However, this is the first time Keys performs with a mariachi band, giving a special traditional treat to her fans in Mexico City. 

Fans were excited to see Keys appreciating mariachi during her set. A Twitter user wrote: “Alicia Keys singing with mariachi… I love her more.” Another Twitter user echoed the same sentiment: “Alicia Keys singing ‘Que Agonía’ with Ángela Aguilar is really wonderful.”

It’s been an exciting tour run in Latin America for Keys, inviting Latine artists to perform with her throughout her stops. Besides Karol G in Colombia (May 11), she also shared the stage with Ana Tijoux in Chile (May 9) and Cazzu in Argentina (May 7). Her last Latin American date is Fri. (May 19) at the Auditorio Telmex in Guadalajara, MX. Will she invite a different Mexican artist to perform with her?