The rock band Furia turned 4 years old and celebrated it with a concert full of Latin musical talent.
The Latin rock band Furia was in celebration mode. Last Friday, April 28, they gave an anniversary concert to mark their fourth year on stage. The chosen venue for the event was Big Al’s bar in Calgary.
In these four years, Furia has performed at several music venues in our city, Edmonton, and various towns in Alberta. They have become a regular fixture at Latin summer festivals and were one of the main attractions at the Spanish Rock Fest held last September.
Throughout their career, they have built a loyal fan base that supports them wherever they go. Their fresh and nostalgic stage presence attracted a middle-aged audience who enthusiastically sang along to all the songs in their diverse repertoire. They played covers of soundtracks from those who enjoyed the 80s and 90s, taking the audience on a musical journey from Mexico to Argentina and from Chile to Spain with a mix of ska, rock, ballads, pop, and the exclusive metallic touches of their talented guitarist, Carlos Cruz from Guatemala. He won the Best Rock Recording of the Year category at the 2020 YYC Music Awards for his instrumental solo work.
Furia did not disappoint with their stage presence; they had the usual sensitivity and energy to make the audience vibrate and feel emotional at the same time. They were a solid group of experienced musicians who brought Spanish speakers together through the songs of one or even two generations. And to make it clear that this performance was special, they invited the singer Lorena Galindo, who took the stage as a special guest. A woman with a rocker heart and until now the vocalist of the band Elemento, she took advantage of the opportunity to announce her own personal musical project: Medusa Pop.
In addition, at this anniversary concert, the rockers had the collaboration of another band from the city, Hibri2, a recently formed group that served as a musical appetizer for the night by opening the stage.
Latin musical talent for a night with more than three hours of live music. Spanish pop-rock, special performances, news, and guaranteed fun that delighted those in attendance. Because if there’s one thing Furia has, it’s that they undoubtedly transmit good vibes.
By: Tania Negra