Photo: Calle 13
Puerto Rican urban music band Calle 13 performed before 25,000 people at Isla Grande Pier in their first concert in San Juan after a three-year absence.
Rene Perez, known as “Residente,” opened the concert, one of the most anticipated musical events in years in Puerto Rico, with “No hay nadie como tu” and “Vamos a portarnos mal.”
The Calle 13 soloist criticized outgoing San Juan Mayor Jorge Santini, who prevented the band from performing in the capital for years over differences with Perez.
Residente called on Puerto Rico’s new administration, which takes office on Jan. 2, to spend more money on education.
The singer said education was the key to improving conditions on the island, which has been plagued by crime and violence for years.
Panamanian singer Ruben Blades took part in the concert and told the audience he was glad to see Calle 13 finally back in San Juan.