A rocket with “El Bloke” written on it aimed for the stars on Friday for the first concert of Sech’s sold-out three-night stand in San Juan, Puerto Rico’s sprawling Coliseo, known to locals as El Choli. The venue – known for being the stomping ground of reggaeton, the biggest genre of Latin music – was set to be graced by Panama’s most popular artist, whose ballads and surprise performances would captivate the 18,000 attendees throughout the night.
With every seat filled and a powerful, emotional Sech taking center stage, his El Choli debut was a night of passion and sensuality, as the crowd echoed the lyrics to his tracks. Sech, “the Dreamer”, lets the world know he’s here to stay.
Reggaeton is one of the sexiest genres in the world, but its exponential rise hasn’t been without question. Once shamed by some for its pornographic lyrical style and outlandish parallels to street life, the genre is now recognized for its legitimate political influence and infectious melodies. Throughout the 30-year evolution of reggaeton, three themes have been consistent: romance, the street and sex. Sech sees his music as an extension of Panama’s early contributions to the origins of the genre.
Purple smoke filled the stage and the thunder of the crowd rocked through Puerto Rico’s famous stadium as Sech took the stage on the grand piano. Sporting a classic jeans and t-shirt ensemble complete with a Gucci scarf, the epic evening began with a lighthearted version of her song “Otro Trago,” which topped Billboard‘s Hot Latin Songs in 2019. The energy quickly picked up when he was joined by Darell on stage to turn their reggaeton hit into an EDM sensation.
Playing with the mood of the crowd, the arena died down and the spotlight narrowed on Sech as he quickly moved into a harmonious solo rendition of his “Que Mas Pues”. Backstage before the show, he predicted a night of serendipity: “I really make music because my priority is to make people have a good time, have fun, sing, dance, without thinking about many things.” It served as the perfect foreshadowing as he took stan through the emotions, alternating between tracks that celebrated lost love, including “Uniforme” with a surprise guest, R&B and reggaeton sensation De La Ghetto. The two yo-yos crossed the four points of the stage, attracting the attention of “all single women”, complete with timed pyrotechnics.
The high-class production ensured that Sech’s story was continuously present throughout the concert, with his off-stage breaks meticulously balanced with snippets of his 42 scrapbook documentary. Sech is dedicated to amplifying the themes of his music, in this iconic three-day performance and beyond. “I see so many things happening in the world right now or happening to my friends or happening to me in Veracruz [Panama]and I use it in my posts to ensure others have something to relate to,” he said. rolling stone.
Across the country, in some Panamanian schools, students must learn to play instruments and participate in Independence Day parades in November. Although Sech learned his drumming abilities through his religious roots, the drumming he showcased during battle was an ode to the Panamanian musical experience.
The couples were perreando hasta abajo, creaking on the floor – as much of his music demanded. It was a solid two hours of constant movement, and there was a moment for everyone – men, women, single or taken – to feel included, but the fun didn’t stop there. Sech was then accompanied by a powerful performance with new school hit sensation Mora. The highlight of the evening was another surprise appearance from fellow Panamanians Mach & Daddy, who brought their cultural phenomenon “Pasame La Botella”. The crowd sang louder than the stars on stage as the country’s red, white and blue flags were on full display.
After all the sexy dance moves, heartbreaking lyrics, special guests and fire effects, Sech ended the night with his biggest hit yet, “Sal Y Perrea.” “As a dreamer, I would love to headline the Super Bowl and do other big things on a grand scale,” he said. RS backstage. The three-night stand in San Juan was a testament to Sech’s innovative forefront, and blueprint for what’s to come.