A Flawless Mix Of Genres

Anthony Gonzalez
4 min readJun 24, 2021


Mala Luna Music Festival 2018

Each October, San Antonio’s music enthusiasts rush to the biggest yearly musical event around : the Mala Luna Music Festival. Steadily expanding in size and significance, the once little occasion has developed to perhaps the most anticipated in South Texas. With top notch main events and worthwhile supporting acts, Mala Luna 2018 was certainly an achievement, combining the set up trap rap sort with the growingly famous Latin pop style.

For 2018, Mala Luna adopted another theme: rather than zeroing in only on rap-based artists like past years, the coordinators placed an emphasis on booking artists that addressed San Antonio’s enormous Hispanic population, with one of the three greatest demonstrations being monstrously well known Hispanic rapper Nicky Jam. With this moved center, Mala Luna figured out how to fulfill rap fans’ longing for energizing, fiery snare rappers while drawing a totally new crowd that tunes into Spanish pop, permitting the performance to have their best year yet.

Quite possibly the most significant, and frequently disregarded, part of Mala Luna was the level of organization the event had. From plentiful water stations and bathrooms to a huge assortment of food options to the incorporation of a two-stage framework to permit fans to draw nearer for artists they care about more, the festival’s fastidious arranging genuinely appeared. It was not difficult to get from one spot to the next without impediment, and the general arrangement of the stages according to different conveniences the festival had was incredible.

Conventional to the festival’s underlying foundations, the starting represents the two days including different artists local to San Antonio, including the two rappers and Spanish vocalists, interesting to various crowds from an early point. Moving onto more famous artists, the following flood of exhibitions incorporated any semblance of Smokepurpp, Shoreline Mafia, and Wifisfuneral, all mainstream artists yet a long way from champion performers, finding a way into a specialty trap classification and drawing in a quite certain, occasionally boisterous, crowd; notwithstanding, these rappers carried inconceivable energy and vibrancy to their sets, including the crowd such that numerous artist battle to do and creating probably the best diversion the festival had to bringing to the table. Moreover, different artists with significantly greater names (Lil Baby, Gunna,Young Thug, Dillon Francis, Lil Pump) pulled in entirely sizable crowds, their fans appearing in full power and urging all concert attendees to make some extraordinary memories.

The greater demonstrations of the festival (Tyler the Creator, Nicky Jam, 2 Chainz, Cardi B) pulled in huge crowds, each with fundamentally various kinds of participants: energy levels shifted extraordinarily for the specialists, with Tyler drawing in exceptionally vivacious fans (an eminent demonstration of his being “The place where This Blossom Sprouts,” the crowd shouting his verses and moving determinedly), while Nicky Jam and 2 Chainz had a more calm energy with less jumping and moshing. Regardless, the arrangements of the multitude of main events were astonishing, from backup dancers to numerous colorful LED displays, adding to the air of the absolute greatest names in rap and pop.

One of the additional intriguing subjects of the festival was the consideration of more female artists than earlier years. From forceful, predominant rappers like Saweetie and Rico Nasty to imaginative, free artists like Tierra Whack, the different kinds of female performances accommodated an intriguing and changed insight. Nonetheless, the most engaging and fascinating performer of the festival was effectively Cardi B. As of late ascending to fame, Cardi B has become well known both via online media and in the music scene. Her music, including points like female force and bearing substantial Latin impact, joined with her incredibly open and relatable character, engages perhaps the most affable, real, engaging performers conceivable, an ideal pick for the Mala Luna main event. She had the option to mix Latin reggaetón impact with trap, interesting to all crowds. Her lofty character joined with her appealing music is a team that pushed her to popularity and will probably keep her there for quite a while.

An individual lifelong enthusiast of trap music, I adored most performances from Young Thug and Lil Baby, their tunes irresistible and the crowd exuberant. The energy that the more youthful rap craftsmen brought was extraordinary and made their performances genuinely unique. Nonetheless, Tierra Whack’s unique personality and shifted music made for one of the best performances I have ever seen; her relatability and peculiar associations with her crowd made her my favorite act of Mala Luna 2018, a presentation that by itself would make me want to return.

Mala Luna’s performance figured out how to satisfy everyone’s expectations. A goal-oriented undertaking to join trap and Latin music to acquire various crowds was fruitful, the investigation of numerous new classes moving the festival higher than ever. What’s to come is splendid for Mala Luna, in the future they will more than likely acquire considerably more famous artists and more fans, making a much more enjoyable experience for all music lovers who attend.



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