Kali Uchis performs at Rams Head Live on June 7, 2018. (Photo by Brenda Reyes)
Radiating Selena-esque vibes, Kali Uchis recently took to the stage at Rams Head Live, and she started her show with “Speed,” “Rush,” and my personal favorite “Nuestra Planeta” (which translates to “Our Planet” in English). She blends soul/psychedelic with reggaeton vibes and adds a sprinkle of pop. Her voice can perfectly blend all those genres and she makes it work.
Kali appeared at Rams Head Live on June 7 in between festival appearances at Governors Balls (New York City) and Bonnaroo (Manchester, Tennessee). Her first debut studio album, Isolation, dropped in April 2018, and she’s testing her new music, as she mentioned to the crowd.
I love that Kali, born Karly-Marina Loaiza, is unapologetically Latina in her style of music. Her fans that don’t speak Spanish are fully committed to every lyric, even if they don’t understand it. To the fans that speak Spanish (myself included), appreciate and thank Kali for embracing it.
By the end of the set, Kali accepted song reqeusts, which is something rare that artists don’t normally do with their crowd. Kali did, so, and she performed them acoustically for the encore. People were screaming and shouting their requests for a possibilities like “Killer” and “Miami,” but no matter what, everyone loved the couple of songs that she was able to do on the spot.
You can catch Kali Uchis at a couple summer music festivals. She also said that she will have a tour in the fall of 2018 for those who missed her show in Baltimore. Here are some photos of Kali Uchis performing at Rams Head Live on June 7, 2018 . All photos copyright and courtesy of Brenda Reyes.