The Pandora music streaming company provided a free concert by influential urban Latin artists Natti Natasha and Dalex — and surprised the crowd with guests Rakim y Ken-Y – Wednesday evening at Ice Palace Film Studios on North Miami Avenue.
El Pulso (the Pulse) is a music station in Pandora that mixes top charted songs from the genres of reggaeton, trap and pop. As a celebration for their debut albums, Natti and Dalex performed popular songs such as “Me gusta” and “El Cuaderno.”
While many of the people danced to the live music and took home El Pulso T-shirts from a digital T-shirt heat-press machine, others took pictures at a photobooth, ate popcorn and recorded the artists with their cellphones.
Miami residents were invited to the free concert via email. Gonzalo Nugent, an FIU alumnus from the Chaplin School of Hospitality, said Pandora emailed the tickets to his girlfriend. “We danced, drank and just enjoyed each other’s company. I had a great time with my girlfriend,” said Gonzalo.
Javier Mora, another attendee, said he didn’t have any type of expectation for the show. He was happy to have seen Natasha perform so close and was reminded of growing up listening to Rakim y Ken-Y. “I used to listen to them back in middle school. That was nice that they came out,” said Mora.