World Music Winners at the 2019 Latin Grammy Awards

The 2019 Latin Grammy Awards ceremony took place yesterday, November 14, 2019. We feature here the list of winners in roots music categories that are generally included under the world music umbrella.

Album Of The Year

El Mal Querer – Rosalia (Sony Music Entertainment España)

Best Salsa Album

Mas De Mi – Tony Succar (Unity Entertainment)

Best Cumbia/Vallenato Album

Yo Me Llamo Cumbia – Puerto Candelaria & Juancho Valencia (Merlín Producciones/Peermusic)

Best Traditional Tropical Album

Andrés Cepeda Big Band (En Vivo) – Andrés Cepeda (Sony Music)

Best Contemporary/Tropical Fusion Album

Literal – Juan Luis Guerra 4.40 (Universal Music Latino)

Best Tropical Song

Kitipun – Juan Luis Guerra, songwriter (Juan Luis Guerra 4.40) (Universal Music Latino)

Best Folk Album

Tiempo Al Tiempo – Luis Enrique + C4 Trio (Chazz Music/ Empire Records)

Best Tango Album

Revolucionario – Quinteto Astor Piazzolla (East 54 Entertainment)

Best Latin Jazz/Jazz Album

Jazz Batá 2 – Chucho Valdés (Mack Avenue Music Group)

Best Samba/Pagode Album

Mart’nália Canta Vinicius De Moraes – Mart’nália (Biscoito Fino)

Best MPB (Musica Popular Brasileira) Album

OK OK OK – Gilberto Gil (Biscoito Fino)

Best Portuguese Language Roots Album

Hermeto Pascoal E Sua Visão Original Do Forró – Hermeto Pascoal (Scubidu Music)

For the complete list of winners, go to Latin Grammys

headline image: cover of Kitipun – Juan Luis Guerra

Author: Angel Romero

Angel Romero y Ruiz has been writing about world music music for many years. He founded the websites worldmusiccentral.org and musicasdelmundo.com. Angel produced several TV specials for Metropolis (TVE) and 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 albums, compilations and boxed sets for Alula Records, Ellipsis Arts, Music of the World.
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