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Watch: Adassa performs ‘Dos Oruguitas’ with the Tabernacle Choir

The Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square’s 2023 summer concert took place July 14 and 15, featuring guest artist Adassa.
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Coming on the heels of their world tour in Mexico City, The Tabernacle Choir brought the beautiful sounds, rich culture, and diverse heritage of Mexico back to Salt Lake City for their annual summer concert last weekend. And in an extra touch of talent, this year’s concert featured Adassa as a guest artist.

In November 2021, Adassa’s career saw a huge jolt forward after role as the voice of fan-favorite character Dolores in the Disney film Encanto. For her low, smooth rap in the movie’s No. 1 Billboard hit “We Don’t Talk About Bruno,” The Washington Post even called her the song’s “most memorable voice.”

Adassa’s success story is an inspiring one and deeply rooted in her faith in God and prioritizing her family. Her bishop, John Morgan, told LDS Living, “It’s very cool seeing the family make their faith a priority amongst all the things that are going on.”

She told LDS Living: “Never doubt that the Lord has the power to move mountains. There is nobody else that can make things happen in a positive light more than Him. He wants all of us to be an influence for good. So have trust in His hand—He can make anything possible for you.”

Read more about Adassa’s journey here: An ‘Encanto’ miracle: The faithful sacrifices that brought Adassa her dream

The summer concert with the Tabernacle Choir featured performance numbers in both English and Spanish, including Alabaré, Ah! el novio no quiero dinero, La Vida es un Carnaval, and The Spirit of God sung in Spanish. The song Meditation also featured the Orchestra at Temple Square and beautiful imagery and scenes from the Choir’s recent concerts in Mexico City.

Many fans on YouTube left comments in Spanish and commended the Choir for the bilingual elements of this year’s concert.

Lisaweyand9596 said, “I love the bilingual element of this program. Bien hecho!” Markglidden8766 wrote, “Great concert, nice to see this acknowledgment of a worldwide church, not just a USA church.” And Sireayo3747 shared, “As a Nigerian I can say for sure that The Tabernacle Choir enjoyed singing the Nigerian song.”

You can watch Adassa’s performances in the player below.

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