As a lead up to the 13th Annual Latin Grammy Awards, to be held on November 15, 2012 at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, NV, the Conga Room in downtown L.A hosted a Latin Grammy Acoustic Sessions with Beto Cuevas. The Chilean rocker took advantage of the Conga Room stage to perform songs from his new album, Transformación, as well as classics from his time with former rock band La Ley.
When previews of Transformación were first released online, many fans voiced their discontent with the album, deeming its’ embrace of a more pop/dance sound as a betrayal to the singer’s rocker history. But after hearing the new material live and as presented in Beto Cuevas’ natural environment, it is clear that the singer has not lost his alternative edge.
The evening began with a short media presentation where Beto Cuevas posed for pictures and interviews. The singer showed good spirits as he joked and posed in John Travolta impressions circa Saturday Night Fever.
Once on stage, Beto Cuevas and his accompanying band played eight of the 12 songs on the new album. Except for the opening song, which the artist sang from the comfort of a stool, the rest of the show was an electric concert in which Beto Cuevas worked the stage in true rock star fashion.
Although fans responded well to the singer’s solo repertoire, it was his performance of La Ley classics that were the highlight of the evening. “Mentira”, “Delirando and “El Duelo” had fans singing in unison and wanting more of Beto Cuevas.
“El Duelo” – Beto Cuevas live at the Conga Room
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Photo credit: Angel Aguilar