Cubans Get Most Grammy Nominations in Tropical Traditional Music Category

(Prensa Latina – Cumbancha)

Beverly Hills.- At a ceremony held at the Beverly Hills Hotel, in California, a group of pop stars, including Dido, Moby and Sarah McLachlan, made public the list of nominees for the golden gramophones to be granted by the US Academy of Musical Arts and Sciences. Category 60 includes Ibrahím Ferrer (Buenos Hermanos), Septeto Nacional Ignacio Piñeiro (Poetas Del Son), Soneros de verdad presented
Rubalcaba (Past y Present), and Barbarito Torres (Pimienta Records/Havana Caliente). The list also includes Bajando Gervasio by Amadito Valdes (Pimienta Records). Experts noted that for the first time, Cuban artists living in Cuba obtained all nominations in a single category. The Grammy ceremony will be held on February 8, 2004, at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.

Author: Angel Romero

Angel Romero y Ruiz has been writing about world music and progressive music for many years. He founded the websites worldmusiccentral.org and musicasdelmundo.com. Angel co-produced “Musica NA”, a music show for Televisión Española (TVE) in Spain that featured an eclectic mix of world music, fusion, electronica, new age and contemporary classical music. Angel also produced and remastered world music and electronic music albums, compilations and boxed sets for Alula Records, Ellipsis Arts, Music of the World, Lektronic Soundscapes, and Mindchild Records. He was also the executive producer of the first Latino feature film made in North Carolina titled “Los sueños de Angélica.”.

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