Maluma: The lessons he learned during the pandemic

September 07, 2021

"It is worth giving a hug to the people we love before they leave us."
Maluma reveals the lessons he learned during the pandemic.

On Friday night, the 27-year-old Colombian superstar sang at the packed "The Forum" in Inglewood, California, on the second stop of "Papi Juancho" tour.

After showing music videos from his collaborations with Madonna, Jennifer Lopez and The Weeknd, Maluma took to the stage and explosively presented the success of "Háwai" almost two hours after the scheduled start time of his concert.

After performing an audio version of "ADMV" song, accompanied by a piano while fake rose petals continued to fall on the audience, Maluma borrowed some time from the program to share his thoughts on what he had learned over the past year and a half.

"We survived this pandemic. With what happened to COVID, we have learned many lessons in our lives and it is worth singing these songs and giving a hug to the people we love before they leave us. "Give them a hug and a kiss," Maluma told the crowd.

Throughout the concert, spectators had to wear masks or face masks at all times, and The Forum staff inspected every few minutes to make sure everyone in attendance complied with the rules.

Entry to the concert was allowed only upon presentation of a vaccination certificate or a negative COVID-19 test.

"I was told I could feel at home, so I took off my shoes and everything," Maluma told the audience at one point, adding that some of his friends and family were in the crowd. "Every time I come to Los Angeles I have such a great time," he said.

During his program, the singer performed the songs "ADMV", "Madrid" and "Parce" from the album "Papi Juancho", while also presenting a medley from the album "# 7DJ" with the songs "Tonika" , "Love", "Chocolate" and "Agua de Jamaica".

Of course, it would not be Maluma's concert if he did not sing some of his greatest hits, such as "Borro Cassette" and "Felices los 4", as well as his favorite collaboration with Shakira on "Chantaje".

Maluma kicked off the Papi Juancho World Tour from Sacramento on September 2nd. The program then includes stops in various US states and Canada before the curtain falls in late October.