More than a dozen Cubans nominated to the Latin Grammy 2023
The Latin Grammy Awards Academy celebrates its 24th edition on November 16, leaving Las Vegas to land for the first time in Seville, Spain. In addition to the joy of having an award that celebrates musical creativity within the Latin American community, there is the pride of having an outstanding number of Cuban artists nominated.
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First of all, the Latin Grammy for Musical Excellence will be awarded to the outstanding multi-instrumentalist and composer Arturo Sandoval, along with other honored artists.
In the category of Best Traditional Tropical Album, the usual category for Cuban artists, we find the following artists Vida (One World Records), by Omara Portuondo; I'm still going forward (Egrem/El Cerrito Records), by Septeto Santiaguero; Tierra, songs by cuban women (eStar), by Estrella Acosta; Danzoneando (Egrem/El Cerrito Records), by Orquesta Faílde; and En Tiempo de Son, A Tribute to the Songs of Jorge Luis Piloto (ONErpm), of the Septeto Acarey, founded by Cuban Reyner Perez.
In the Best Tropical Song category, the following songs are nominated Ambulance (Sony Music Entertainment US Latin LLC/Hecho A Mano Music), by pop star Camila Cabello with Colombia's Camilo; and Days of lightby the late Cuban troubadour Pablo Milanés with the Colombian Juanes, which is part of the posthumous album Amor y Salsa - 80th Anniversary (Universal Music Spain S.L).
Competing in the Best Latin Jazz Album category are the production I missed you too! (Paquito Records/Sunnyside/Comanche), by masters Paquito D'Rivera and Chucho Valdés; and Bembe (Cezanne Producciones), by Iván Cantaloupe Lewis & The Cuban Swing Express; while the tres player Renesito Avich obtained a notable nomination for Best Instrumental Album with his production entitled precisely Three (My Cuban Music Llc), and the recently deceased Camilo Valencia achieved the same with his album Made In Miami [Ada Music/Warner Music Group], produced with Richard Bravo. Land and freedom (Sedajazz Records), the debut album of the ensemble Plena79, a salsa group with members from Cuba, Spain, Venezuela, Colombia and Puerto Rico, and in which Alain Pérez collaborates, is nominated for Best Salsa Album.
homeland and lifewhich has already won two Latin Grammy Awards (for Best Urban Song and Song of the Year) in 2021, is back on the radar, this time due to the nomination of Patria y Vida: The Power Of Musicthe documentary about the social impact of the song that once again took Yotuel to the Grammy Awards.. In this same category, the documentary Fanm Zetwal, A Story of Life and MiraclesThe event was organized by the Fanm Zetwal (Women Stars), an artistic unit of the Yambambó socio-cultural project, dedicated to the preservation of customs, rites, dances and music of Afro-Haitian descent.
The list closes with the nomination of Yadam González and Juan Mario Aracil (co-composer and co-producer and mixer the second one) for the track If You Love Meby Fonseca & Juan Luis Guerra, for Record and Song of the Year.
See the full list of Latin Grammy 2023 nominees here.