Goldenvoice produced an impressive Latino celebration with their Dale Fuego Music Festival on Saturday August 10th, 2019 on the Queen Mary Events Park in Long Beach, California. The lineup included Malu Trevejo, Lary Over, Rauw Alejandro, DJ Alex Sensation, Anitta, and Ozuna. This group of artists represented Puerto Rico, Cuba, Colombia, Brazil, Spain, and the United States.
The Puerto Rican trap artist Lary Over performed as many attendees were still arriving. Nonetheless, the fans already gathered danced, rapped, and jumped with him during his performance. Lary Over’s performance of “Subete” is exemplary of aspects from Caribbean Latino culture because it was sexual, explicit, tropical, and entertaining. Lary Over rapped relentlessly and finished his set gyrating while shirtless. The crowd roared and applauded as he raised his hand to the air as he walked off stage. They were impressed.
Rauw Alejandro of San Juan, Puerto Rico had a set centered on a video game theme. The singer was introduced as a game character and he played the game well. Many in the crowd were familiar with his music and sang along with the artist, especially when he performed “Detective.” He and his dancers all dressed in black tops and blue jeans danced erotically and skillfully. They almost appeared like dancers in a 1990s music video.
The Brazilian Anitta also put on a very sensual yet lengthy performance for the crowd. She went on to sing in Portuguese, English, and Spanish. She expressed adoration for all of her fans but especially for her Brazilian ones. She thanked them in Portuguese for their continued support. Anitta’s performance of “Onda Diferente” was appropriate for the location as it features the Long Beach rapper Snoop Dogg. He was not in attendance but the song elated the fans. Annita and her dancers dressed in black swimsuits continued dancing through the long set with their hips thrusting, butts shaking, and legs stomping. Women and men in the crowd could be seen mimicking the dancers’ moves.
DJ Alex Sensation’s set showed why the Colombian born dj is well respected by his peers in the music industry. He skillfully mixed cumbia, hip-hop, trap, rancheras, reggaeaton, and music from other genres throughout his set. His music had the crowd dancing and cheering throughout the evening. DJ Alex Sensation honored Vicente Fernandez, Snoop Dogg, Dr. Dre, and several other music legends of the west by incorporating their music into the festival. He even came out on the headliner Ozuna’s set to perform their collaboration “Que Va.” He gave shoutouts to just about each country in Latin America, strategically leaving Mexico for last. He must have been aware most of the Southern California crowd was of Mexican descent. And when he finally mentioned Mexico, the crowd was loudest with their response. His words, his music, and his vibe expressed a love for Latino unity that delighted the crowd.
Headliner Ozuna stepped onto the Dale Fuego stage in a vibrant orange and black outfit with matching shoes. The crowd screamed cathartically as he walked out because the anticipation was over after a long evening of tropical music. He sang well and serenaded the Long Beach crowd masterfully. “El negrito de ojos claros,” as he calls himself, sang his latest hits like “Te Bote” and “Taki Tiki.” When the talented DJ Alex Sensation joined him to perform their “Que Va,” the crowd roared in appreciation of the two great artists. The crowd appeared very happy with the Puerto Rican’s performance in particular and the lineup in general. It was a provocatively entertaining music festival!