Winners of 2011 Latin GRAMMY Awards Announced

Cachao - The Last Mambo, winner of the Best Traditional Tropical Album
The winners of the 12th Latin GRAMMY Awards were announced today, November 10th, at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas.

Winners in categories connected to world music include the late Cachao, Flamenco innovator Diego El Cigala, Cuban musician Paquito D’Rivera and salsa star Rubén Blades y Seis Del Solar.

The Latin GRAMMY Awards honor excellence in the Spanish and Portuguese-speaking recorded arts and sciences.

Best Folk Album

Deja La Vida Volar – En Gira – Mercedes Sosa (Sony Music/RCA)

Best Tango Album

Cigala & Tango – Diego El Cigala (Universal Music Argentina / Cigala Music)

Best Flamenco Album

La Orilla De Mi Pelo – Niña Pastori (Ariola / Sony Music)

Best Salsa Album

Todos Vuelven Live Vol. 1 y 2 – Rubén Blades y Seis Del Solar (Ariel Rivas Music)

Best Cumbia/Vallenato Album

Tesoros – Juan Carlos Coronel (Cd Systems De Colombia S.A./Don Juan Music Ltda.)

Best Traditional Tropical Album

The Last Mambo – Cachao (Latinum/Eventus)

Best Contemporary Tropical Album

Invencible – Tito El Bambino (Siente Music/Universal Music Latin)

Best MPB (Música Popular Brasileira) Album

Ária – Djavan (Luanda Records / Biscoito Fino)

Best Samba/Pagode Album

Exaltasamba 25 Anos – Ao Vivo – Exaltasamba (Inovashow / Radar Records)

Best Native Brazilian Roots Album

Sinfonia & Batuques – Naná Vasconcelos (Azul Music Multimídia Ltda. / Morenaná Prod. Artísticas)

Best Latin Jazz Album

Panamericana Suite – Paquito D’Rivera (MCG Jazz)

Best Instrumental Album

Forever – Chick Corea , Stanley Clarke & Lenny White (Concord Records)

Best Recording Package

Chico & Rita – Javier Mariscal, art director (Varios Artistas) (Calle 54 Records/Sony Music)

For a complete list of winners go to

Author: World Music Central News Department

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