There are divas in this world and then there is Olga Tañón, the “Mujer de Fuego” of merengue. The Puerto Rican singer, actress and activist – who first came to fame with Chantelle before striking out on her own with the aptly named hit album Sola
in 1992 – is a hitmaker on a whole other level. As in, she holds actual Guinness World Records for sheer number of Billboard hit singles over her 30-year career. Tañón most recently released Olga Tañón Y Punto
, which shows a more reflective side of the singer – she even includes a cover of Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah” as a bonus track. Tañón is no stranger to Orlando stages, even recording the 1999 live album Olga Viva, Viva Olga
here, and she came to fame with a kinetic and frenetic take on merengue, so the order of the night will certainly be to dance – with utter abandon.
8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 26 | Hard Rock Live, 6050 Universal Blvd. | 407-351-5483 | hardrock.com
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