STAPLES Center – Los Angeles, CA – Calibash 2015 the leading urban Latin music festival in the world rocked Los Angeles for the 8th time with the biggest concert and talent of the year all under one roof. The eight edition of Calibash closed a triumphant evening after more than 4 hours of back-to-back performances by some of the biggest names in the Latin urban music industry, representing different genres and mix of music, and a number of unprecedented collaborations by stars across musical genres.
We saw great performances by L.A. native Becky G, Colombian pop rapper Maluma, Mexican pop DJ trio 3BallMTY, rapper Farruko, from Puerto Rico representing the reggaeton, hip-hop, and pop genres Don Omar, Tego Calderon, Wisin, Plan B, Farruko, and J Alvarez, Johnny Blade, Monster Kids and the Cuban group Gente de Zona. Great surprises throughout the night such as the Afro-Colombian hip-hop group ChocQuibTown joined Colombian artists Carlos Vives with his vallenato/rock onstage and the great closing performance by American-Cuban Pitbull aka Mr. Worldwide and Mr. 305 had people of all ages dancing till the last second.
The sold out event with over 120,000 people was truly a great success, people was singing and dancing the entire night to the upbeat and spectacular performances. The amount of energy felt by the crowd was unparalleled topped with the amount of energy given by the performers, truly incredible, a great success to SBS Entertainment and Mega 96.3FM.
Can’t wait for Calibash 2016! Puro Party in Downtown Los Angeles, a must-see event.
Photos by Luis Polanco.