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    More than 7,000 fans packed the Prospect Park Bandshell to hear the Puerto Rican rap duo Calle 13. Organizers estimated that just as many people were turned away after the venue reached capacity.
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    Calle 13 was formed by stepbrothers Eduardo Jose Cabra Martinez, who calls himself Visitante, and Rene Perez Joglar, who calls himself Residente.
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    Martinez and Joglar's sister Ileana, a.k.a. PG-13, sang and was a dynamic presence on stage.
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    The set included newer material, as well as classics such as "Atrevete-te-te" and "Cumbia De Los Aburridos."
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    Puerto Rican flags waved throughout the crowd.
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    The showcase was a highlight of the annual Latin Alternative Music Conference, at which Calle 13 gave a keynote speech earlier in the week.
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    The performance was broadcast live by NPR's Alt.Latino. Hosts Jasmine Garsd and Felix Contreras were joined by KEXP's DJ Chilly.
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Calle 13 In Concert




By the time Calle 13 hit the stage as part of the 2012 Latin Alternative Music Conference showcase at Celebrate Brooklyn, the crowd was ready to explode. Prospect Park was packed from one end to another, with as many people left outside due to capacity limits. Puerto Rican flags waved in the air and expectations were high. As usual, the Caribbean rappers didn't disappoint.

Calle 13 played some of its newer material, but also infused classics like "Atrevete-te-te" and "Cumbia De Los Aburridos" with wonderful twists, including heavy-metal renditions and a thick wall of salsa sounds. Along the way, the band proved how far it's come, both lyrically and musically, from its days as the young reggaeton crew fans grinded to at the turn of the century.

The show was originally broadcast live by NPR's Alt.Latino on July 13, 2012.

Set List

  • "Siempre Digo Lo Piens"
  • "Baile De Los Pobres"
  • "No Hay Nadie Como Tu"
  • "Vamo' A Portarnos Mal"
  • "Pa'l Norte"
  • "Suave"
  • "Cumbia De Los Aburridos"
  • "La Vuelta Al Mundo"
  • "La Perla"
  • "Atrevete-te-te"
  • "Latinoamerica"
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