Miguel Bosé sings for peace and against walls in Mexico City

“This is a song about peace, solidarity, integration, resilience and exile. I wrote it back in 1992 when I thought these topics had been left behind; unfortunately, they remain very current”
19/02/2017
13:00
Mexico City
Cristina Pineda and Ariel León
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Miguel Bosé needs no introduction, he cries in memory of his late nice, Bimba, he kisses one of his guitarists and he even finds time to oppose Donald Trump’s border wall during his return to the Mexican stages, which mark the beginning of his world tour Estaré (I’ll be there).

“Good evening Mexico. Welcome to the beginning of this tour. It is a real pleasure to be together today; for me, this is not only a concert, but the beginning of a new era, a new life which you are about to witness for the next couple of hours. […] I am a man of peace and everyday I work for peace from the trenches of many organizations. I believe we have messed thing up and we must fix things for the sake of our children, for them to live in a world I would have never thought they would live in, but at least one we will try to make a bit better. This is a song about peace, solidarity, integration, resilience and exile. I wrote it back in 1992 when I thought these topics had been left behind; unfortunately, they remain very current”, said Bosé before singing Nada particular (Nothing in Particular) in a clear allusion to U.S. president, Donald Trump.

The Spanish icon performed for over 10,000 people in the first of two concerts at the National Auditorium last Friday, where he sang famous hits like Bambú, Sólo si (Only If) and Amante Bandido (Bandit Lover) among others. During the last part of his show he honored late Mexican singer-songwriter Juan Gabriel, with one of the Divo de Juarez’ flagship themes Siempre en mi mente (Always on my mind).

Bosé performed at Zocalo, in downtown Mexico City, in a free concert last Sunday where he emphazised his call for solidarity amidst times of intolerance: "Solidarity is a muscle that has been long atrophied and which we need to exercise more."

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