Reggaeton Star Yandel Proves He Can Hold His Own

House of Blues, June 6


Photo by Glenn Brogan

Reggaeton pioneer Yandel recently kicked off his US tour in support of De Líder a Leyenda—his second solo release in a decade. While he’s made global Latin bangers with musical partner Wisin in the time since, could the Puerto Rican singer/songwriter hold his own? Without a doubt. In front of a packed house, Yandel performed a set that spanned his 20-year career. “No Perdamos Tiempo” and “La Cama” allowed Yandel to show off his incredible vocal range and passion for songwriting. His heartfelt lyrics and delivery, coupled with the reggaeton bass, gave fans not only something to feel but to dance to as well.  “Moviendo Caderas” and “Hasta Abajo” made an already happy crowd overjoyed as Yandel worked the stage and playfully flirted with female fans. Whether it was the classics or his new hits, Yandel delivered the goods. ★★★✩✩

Photos by Glenn Brogan