The 2019 Grammy Awards acquired off to a rollicking begin Sunday with a colourful homage to a number of generations of Latin music.
Wearing a canary-yellow crop prime and skirt, Camila Cabello opened the present along with her smash hit “Havana.” She and a troupe of dancers cavorted a couple of dollhouse-like set earlier than they exited to the “road,” the place they executed “West Aspect Story”- and “Bye Bye Birdie”-style choreography earlier than being joined by Younger Thug.
Because the quantity continued, Ricky Martin emerged to sing his hit “Pegate” with the famend jazz trumpeter Arturo Sandoval. Later, J Balvin joined the squad with “Mi Gente.”
Although your entire quantity had a distinctly retro-inspired vibe, it nodded to America’s present political local weather, as Balvin at one level held a newspaper with the headline “BUILD BRIDGES NOT WALLS.”
Chatting with “Leisure Tonight” earlier that night, Cabello stated she would draw on her Cuban-American heritage for the efficiency.
“It’s based mostly on my household. It’s based mostly on, particularly, on my grandma’s upbringing,” she stated. “It’s a giant Latin block occasion.”