Telemundo’s summer concert series has begun and will be taking place at Universal CityWalk, featuring artists such as Codigo FN, El Rayo de Oro, and Las Fenix, among others.
As usual, Telemundo’s summer concert series are free and open to the public.
Several of today’s hottest Latin artists will be making their appearances at the venue, and apart from free concerts, they will also be on hand to sign autographs and take pictures with their fans. They will also be handing out gifts and surprises throughout.
On hand will also be Telemundo personalities such as Chiquibaby and Raul Gonzalez, who recently made the move from Univision – a move he says was purely for his professional growth.
Los Angeles marks the first stop in the series, and LOL spoke with some of the artists who will be gracing the stage.
Jesus Mendoza, better known as El Rayo de Oro, is currently promoting his latest single, “Mi Bautizo.” The video for the single has stirred controversy due to its strong sexual content and it’s porn star lead model.
When asked about what makes his style unique compared to his peers, he said, “I direct my music more to the people than to any narco. I would say that’s what sets me apart. My songs are about love and are different than the usual for the genre. I don’t know if at some point I will do a narco song, but I feel what we need to do is sing to our people, who work so hard. For example, “Mi Tierra” deals specifically with the people who need to immigrate to the U.S.”
LOL also caught up with the group Codigo FN, who electrified their eager fans. This is the first year the group participates in the series, and also performed at the House of Blues on August 16. It’s been said they were censored in Mexico due to their strong narco-themed songs, but the group clarified that it was a misunderstanding. When asked why regional Mexican groups seemed obliged to sing corridos about narcos, they explained, “It’s not that we have to. We can sing about other things, but the people like it and so do we. We come from Culiacan, where that concept came from, and that’s the way things have always been. We aren’t the first and we certainly won’t be the last. We sing about other things, but we really enjoy corridos and we don’t want to stop singing them.”
The concert series will continue at CityWalk for 2 more events. On August 24, the performers include J Alvarez, Gabriel Coronel and Benavides. The series will wrap up in LA on August 31 with Fidel Rueda, Helen Ochoa, Jonathan Sanchez, and Adriel Favela.
For more information about the upcoming concerts in Chicago and Las Vegas, visit www.mun2.tv/descarga.