On the night of April 3, the Anayansi Theater of the Atlapa Convention Center, in Panama City, was the setting for a 25-year musical tour of the Panamanian singer-songwriter and multiple Latin Grammy winner, Érika Ender.
Panama Today was invited to the quarter-century celebration of one of the most important Latin American artists. "The celebration began exactly in April of last year (in 2017), and Father God arrived and blessed me with an avalanche of things, one after the other and awards", Ender said at the start of his full house presentation.
Ender is the youngest composer to enter the Hall of Fame of Latin composers. She co-wrote the hit "Despacito" which became the first global hit of Latin origin. It was recognized by the Latin Recording Academy at the "Leading Ladies of Entertainment" ceremony. The hit "Despacito" had 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".
The nomination of "Despacito" to the Grammy 2018 as Song of the Year, made her the first Hispanic to compete for that category.
“Has estado en Panamá" was Ender's first record production, who recalled that her artistic career began as a child. "But already formally with a record, with a name and dressed as a pollera singing tamborera at the Anayasi Theater, in the year 92. 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 promoted by Ender and that promotes the talent of young people in various activities. Artists like Los Rabanes and Mexican singer-songwriter Mario Domm were there too.
The reactions after the celebration of the 25 years of artistic career of Érika Ender transcended from the stage to social networks.