5 Juan Luis Guerra Concert Highlights (Hint: It's Not Just the Music)

Aldo Arguello
Juan Luis Guerra performs at Hard Rock Live on Sept. 16, 2016 in Orlando, Fla.

A Juan Luis Guerra show is a non-stop succession of hits. And on Friday (Sept. 17) at the Hard Rock Café in Hollywood, Fl., the Dominican star went through nearly three decades of smashes, including “Cookies & Cream," “La travesía," “Ojalá que llueva café," “La llave de mi corazón," “El costo de la vida," “Todo tiene su hora," “Visa para un sueño” and “El Niágara en bicicleta."

This show, however, wasn't just about what Guerra sang. Here are five memorable takeaways. 

Non-stop dancing

From the moment Juan Luis Guerra hit the stage to sing "Cookies & Cream," absolutely no one sat down for the rest of the evening. Whether alone or accompanied, everyone danced to Guerra’s music all night. It was great stress relief. 

The “Four-Forty” mini-show

Amid the spectacle, Juan Luis took a break. But he left the audience very well accompanied by his fabulous band “Four-Forty” (Cuatro Cuarenta), who entertained with great choreography, plus impressive solos on the guiro, congas and tambora.

Who did Juan Luis call during his set? 

He stopped the concert to call “a friend." Just watch the following video:


@juanluisguerra calling someone from his personal cabin ☎️

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Three curtain calls

Even though he sang almost all of his hits, the audience begged him not to leave. Guerra said goodbye three separate times, and closed with an extensive medley that included “Estrellitas y duendes," “La hormiguita," “Bachata en Fukuoka," “Que me des tu cariño," “Frío, frío," “Burbujas de amor” and “Las Avispas”.

Fans singing all night

The Dominican “gran maestro” has so many hits that it's impossible not to sing along with him. It was like traveling through time!


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