Once again Central Florida welcomed Puerto Rican singer-songwriters Tito Auger and Ricky Laureano, only this time performing together and for a special purpose.
Noche Borincana con Tito Auger y Ricky Laureano was a special event produced by Brincando El Charco, and held last Saturday, February 23, at Ellipsis Brewing in Orlando.
Revisiting their obligatory repertoire from Fiel a la Vega, with a few surprises, Auger and Laureano performed non-stop for almost two hours. Albeit in a somewhat intimate and unusual setting, their delivery is always strong and dedicated, no matter if they’re in front of thousands or just a few hundred.
Two acoustic guitars, two loud voices, a harmonica, and a few pedals were more than enough to temporarily transport the audience to a special place. A place were many have come from, sometimes carrying less luggage.
After a few mandatory encores, the night ended with a special rendition of the emblematic Verde Luz. Joined briefly by fellow Puerto Rican singer Hermes Croatto, it was the perfect sendoff for all the diaspora in attendance. For Doña Carmen, the youngest nonagenarian in the world who traveled over a hundred miles to be there. For my dad, who was not there. And for a few fleeting tearful eyes that will always be present.
All proceeds from Noche Borincana will go to the Ricky Martin Foundation and their housing reconstruction efforts in Puerto Rico.