Review: Puerto Rico Benefit


Vocal Minority Performs during the benefit  

Carmen S. Fraga Staff Writer

If you were looking for something to do on a Sunday night that was both enjoyable and supported a good cause, the Puerto Rico Benefit concert was a great way to spend the night. This event took place on Oct. 29 in the Villanova Room at the Connelly Center. Tickets were $7 with the option of giving an extra donation. As a member of the Hispanic Society, filled in by some of my peers on the devastation in Puerto Rico caused by Hurricane Maria, I was encouraged to attend and glad to support the cause. 

The Spires, Supernovas, Haveners, Nothing But Treble, Vocal Minority, Minor Problem, Wazobia, Baila Latino, Wildcat Dancers and Superlative all performed as part of the event. They featured different dance performances and A cappella. 

I particularly enjoyed the performance by Baila Latino. They chose a great mix of Hispanic music. One of my personal favorites was “Darte un Beso” by Prince Royce, a slower romantic song. The choreography accompanied it nicely. Another great act was the A cappella performance by the Haveners of Whitney Houston’s “I Wanna Dance with Somebody.” It was a really great performance and so much fun to sing along to. The Superlative dance group was really fun to watch too. They showcased their unique varieties of dance moves. Fiorella Raucci, a Superlative performer from the class of 2020, said they put in a lot of hard work to put together their choreographies but had so much fun doing it and were happy to be part of a show for this cause. 

All of the performers were so talented and so much fun to watch. It was a great idea to put together this show to support the hurricane victims in Puerto Rico and the Puerto Rican community here at the University.