Angela Aguilar Releases "Que No Se Apague la Música" At-Home Concert To Benefit MusiCares
GRAMMY-nominated ranchera singer Angela Aguilar has taken the perform-at-home format to a new level, releasing her elaborate new concert-at-home video, "Que No Se Apague la Música," to benefit the MusiCares COVID-19 Releif Fund.
The seven-song set from outside her home in Zacatecas, Mexico, proves even without an audience, Aguilar dazzles and endears, complete with costume changes, guest appearances, heartfelt messages to viewers and an eclectic mix of songs to keep the music from stopping amidst the coronavirus pandemic.
Along the way, Aguilar welcomed cameo song introductions from a few friends. GRAMMY winner Jesse Huerta of Jesse & Joy introduced Aguilar's version of his duo's song "Corre,' folk singer Angeles Ochoa teed up the Tomás Méndez-written ranchera classic "Paloma Negra" and singer/actress Ana Bárbara offered her well-wishes before Angela kicked into "Fruta Prohibida" with her brother, Leonardo Aguilar, on guitar and vocals, keeping Aguilar musical dynasty going strong.
The concert set out to raise money for the MusiCares COVID-19 Releif Fund to help music creators and professionals affected by the Coronavirus crisis. Thanks to support from various artists, organizations and charites, the fund has raised millions so far, but much more is needed.
Last year, Aguilar was nominated for her first career GRAMMY when her sophomore album Primero Soy Mexicana earned the nod in the for Best Regional Mexican Music Album (Including Tejano) category. Earlier this year, Aguilar released Baila Esta Cumbia, a seven-song tribute to Selena.
You can watch Aguilar's concert special "Que No Se Apague la Música" and make a donation on her YouTube page.
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