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Erika Ender: A prophet in her motherland celebrating 25 years of career

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  • Wed, 04/04/2018 - 15:21
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The Anayansi Theater of the Atlapa Convention Center, in Panama City, was the venue for a 25-year musical tour of Panamanian singer-songwriter and multiple Latin Grammy winner Erika Ender. Panama Today was invited to the celebration held in the Isthmian capital and shows part of the event on the night of April 3.

"The celebration began exactly in April, 2017, and God arrived and blessed me with a flood of things, one after the other, including awards," said Ender at the opening of her full house performance.

Ender is the youngest composer to enter the Hall of Fame of Latin composers. She is co-author of the smash hit "Despacito" that became the first Latino global hit. She was recognized by the Latin Recording Academy at the "Leading Ladies of Entertainment" ceremony. The smash hit "Despacito" won four awards during the 2017 edition of the Latin Grammy, but in 2016 she had already won the prize with the song "Ataúd" performed by "Los Tigres del Norte".

Recently the nomination of "Despacito" to the Grammy 2018 as Song of the Year made her the first female Hispanic to compete for that category.

"Has estado en Panamá" was Ender's first record production, and she recalled that she began her artistic career when she was a child. "But already formally with an album, with a name and dressing a pollera singing tamborera at the Anayasi Theater, in 1992. From that moment on, I began to represent my country," said the singer-songwriter.

The show that lasted more than two hours had the participation of young people who have made themselves known through "Talentpro", a festival boosted by Ender and that promotes the talent of young people in several activities. Artists like Los Rabanes and Mexican singer-songwriter Mario Domm.

The reactions after the celebration of the 25 years of artistic career of Erika Ender transcended from the stage to social networks.

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