The much-anticipated May 23 online concert, “Nuestra Nota,” marked the singing comeback of Tejano and Regional Mexican recording star Jennifer Peña, joined by her husband, Obie Bermudez, also an internationally known vocalist, and gave fans an up-close look at the couple’s love for each other and the music.
The intimate performance, streamed from the couple’s home in Corpus Christi, Texas, lasted about 45 minutes and included many of the vocalists’ top hits sung in an unplugged format. Five musicians backed the couple as they sang while seated in what looked like a dining area of the home. Peña and Bermudez conversed between songs about life, love, and their relationship, including how the two met and began dating, and ultimately married, now with five children.
The concert started with Peña and Bermudez singing Peña’s 2000 hit, “Abrázame y Bésame,” that was originally a duet that featured Tejano vocalist, DJ Kane. A medley followed that included Peña’s early hits, “Ven A Mi,” from her 1996 debut album, Dulzura; “Tengo Miedo,” from her 1998 album, Mariposa; and “Si Tu Te Vas,” from her 2000 album, Abrázame y Bésame. Peña’s voice sounded strong and controlled as she hit every note.
The live, streaming experience felt relaxed and personal as the couple sang together, shared stories with viewers, and showed their mutual love and respect for each other through their interaction throughout the performance. For example, Bermudez cheered his wife on as she sang, calling out for her to, “Sing it!” And Peña looked lovingly at her husband as he sang, and at one point, the two shared a high five after Peña finished a song. The two casually spoke in a mix of English and Spanish.
Overall, the “Nuestra Nota” experience let fans peek into what felt like a jam session between two, talented artists in love and who share a passion for singing.
Other songs the two performed during the evening of music included Bermudez’ hits “Me Cansé de Ti” and “Antes” from his 2003 Confesiones album, and “Todo El Año” from the 2004 Latin GRAMMY-winning album of the same name. Peña backed Bermudez vocally and joined him during his songs as Bermudez did the same while Peña sang her hits, including “Hasta el Fin del Mundo” from her 2004 album, Seducción, and “El Dolor de Tu Presencia” from 2002’s Libre.
Before he sang it, Bermudez talked about his song, “Cuando Esto Pase,” which he wrote during the pandemic about how life changed so drastically for everyone.
The two joined together for “Todo Mi Amor Eres Tu,” a Spanish version of Michael Jackson’s “I Just Can’t Stop Loving You,” which Peña and Bermudez performed for a 2015 album and TV special, “Unity: The Latin Tribute to Michael Jackson.”
As the concert concluded, the couple thanked all the fans for their support, and then, they stood up and hugged each other.
For fans who purchased VIP tickets, the concert was to continue with additional songs and sharing from Peña and Bermudez.
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