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Robi Draco Rosa Celebrates Being Alive

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    “Vida”is the title of Robi Draco Rosa’s new album and tour to celebrate being alive, after his two-year battle with non-Hodgkins lymphoma.

    With his concert in the The Fillmore Miami Beach at Jackie Gleason Theater, his fans in Miami were able to enjoy his rock music just like old times.

    Accompanied with his Phantom Vox band, Draco Rosa appeared in the stage wearing all black: pants, jacket, hat and shades. He played a sparkling silver guitar and chose one of his darkest and most popular songs to start the night, “Brujería.”

    The fans at the theater knew that Draco was back. The sound of his voice and his guitar were so strong, that it is difficult to believe that this is the same person who was so ill that his fingers hurt when tried to play the guitar.

    During the presentation, Draco remembered one of the greatest singers of Latin rock: Gustavo Cerati, the former front man of Soda Stereo, the pioneering Argentine rock band.

    Cerati has been in a coma since suffering a stroke while on tour in 2010, and Draco said that this happened some time before he fell sick. He was in Buenos Aires just a couple of weeks ago

    “He was such an inspiration. This song is dedicated to him, for the love I have for him,” he said and started to sing a slower version of “De Música Ligera,” one of the many Sodas Stereo’s popular songs.

    Not only did he perform old and new songs, but he also had fun on stage dancing. He rocked “Mama,"  from his album "Frío."

    Draco then invited a fan from the public to the stage, and right in the corner, he started dancing salsa with her.

    This is Draco, the rock singer who once was part of Menudo, who co-wrote “Livin La Vida Loca” for Ricky Martin, and who knows how to rock and dance salsa.

    He did not leave out one of his favorite songs, “Cómo me acuerdo.” On Saturday, the song took a different significance.

    “This is a very romantic song. Mom doesn’t know it, but once I was singing it in Madrid, and started crying… thinking of you, mom,” said the artist, whose mother, father and family were at the show.

    The last song of the night was “Aleluya,” not one of his most popular songs, but definitely the most appropriate one to close this night full of memories and reflection.