Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony over the weekend in Las Vegas put on a show featuring Latino artists whom the pair discovered during the filming of the television program "Q'Viva! The Chosen," an experience that Anthony told Efe has made him "a more complete man."
"It's been a risky and ambitious project from the start. Besides, ... many things happened during it, obviously," the Puerto Rican singer said, referring to the end of his marriage to Lopez. "But all this is bigger than me or Jennifer."
It's been a risky and ambitious project from the start.
- Marc Anthony
The show, which was entitled "Q'Viva! The Chosen En Vivo" and was staged on Saturday night at the Mandalay Bay Hotel, included four songs by Lopez and Anthony, who embraced at the end of the evening to the applause and cheers of the 8,000 people in attendance, among them the program's choreographer, Jamie King.
Lopez performed "Lambada" and "On The Floor," while Anthony sang "Aguanile" and "Rebelion."
"We've begun a movement that celebrates Latino talent and this is only the beginning. There is talent on the world level and in Latin America, and now they know they have a home, that they can continue dreaming," Marc Anthony said.
Fifty-two artists, all of them personally selected by Lopez and Anthony, performed during the show, which featured several musical numbers accompanied by images and sounds pertaining to their places of origin, including the Amazon River, the ruins of Chichen Itza, Lake Titicaca and the Atacama Desert.
Lopez and Anthony, who have two children together, divorced last year, but they have maintained a good professional and personal relationship. EFE