Solo Buenos Aires by Argentine multi-instrumentalist, vocalist, and composer Fernando Otero won the Best Tango Album award at the 18th Latin Grammy Awards.
Spain Forever, the most recent collaboration between Dominican jazz piano master Michel Camilo and legendary flamenco guitarist Tomatito won the Best Instrumental Album at the 18th Latin Grammy Awards.
The album includes an original composition by Camilo and recreations of classics by Egberto Gismonti, Charlie Haden, Astor Piazzola, Erik Satie, Ennio Morricone, Django Reindhart, Luiz Bonfá and Chick Corea.
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To Beny Moré With Love by Cuban-American singer Jon Secada and The Charlie Sepúlveda Big Band won the Best Traditional Tropical Album award at the 18th Latin Grammy Awards. The arrangements are by Ray Santos, who worked with Beny Moré in the 1950s.
Beny Moré was a legendary Cuban singer and bandleader who influenced Latin music in the United States and abroad.
The album combines Secada’s vocals with Beny Moré’s original vocals (who passed away in 1963) and was criticized by some members of the Moré family.
Bidimensional, the album by acclaimed Venezuelan salsa band Guaco, has won the Best Contemporary Tropical Grammy award at the 18th Latin Grammy Awards. On half of the album Guaco collaborates with the Orquesta Sinfónica Simón Bolívar de Venezuela (OSSBV), conducted by Gustavo Dudamel.
Ni Un Paso Atrás, a collaboration featuring two of the leadfing vallenato musicians Jorge Celedón y Sergio Luis Rodríguez, is the winner of the Cumbia/Vallenato album at the 18th Latin Grammy Awards.
The winning album features various romantic pop songs combined with Colombian folk music genres including paseo, son, merengue and puya.
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The album Salsa Big Band by Rubén Blades Con Roberto Delgado & Orquesta (Rubén Blades Productions) is the winner of Best Salsa Album at the 18th Latin Grammy Awards.
Salsa Big Band featured Panamanian band Roberto Delgado & Orquesta, one of the finest salsa acts in the current Latin music scene.
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Malian star Salif Keita has announced the cancellation of his upcoming 2018 American tour under doctor’s orders. No additional details are available at this time.
101 Brass Band is set to perform Friday, November 10, 2017 at WOMAD Gran Canaria. The concert will take place at 7:00 pm on stage 2 at Parque de Santa Catalina in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria.
101 Brass Band was formed in La Orotava in northern Tenerife (Canary Islands, Spain) in early 2014. The musicians were inspired by Balkan, South American and U.S. brass bands.
The band, known among its numerous followers as “La 101”, owes its name to a well-known and busy bus line in northern Tenerife that connects the capital, Santa Cruz de Tenerife with Puerto de la Cruz, stopping in all towns.
Acclaimed world music festival WOMAD Gran Canaria has announced its 2017 programming. WOMAD Gran Canaria will take place November 10-12 at Parque de Santa Catalina in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (Canary Islands, Spain).
The lineup this year includes:
101 Brass Band (Canary Islands, Spain), Beating Heart (UK), Bombino (Niger), Hindi Zahra (Morocco), Horace Andy (Jamaica), Kuarembó (Canary Islands, Spain), La Dame Blanche (Cuba), Miroca Paris (Cape Verde), Niño de Elche (mainland Spain), Orkesta Mendoza (USA), Papaya (Canary Islands, Spain), Profecía Crew (Canary Islands, Spain), Tu Otra Bonita (Spain), and The Brand New Heavies (UK).
WOMAD Gran Canaria also includes adult workshops led by Ripton Lindsay (Jamaica) and Ras Happa (Jamaica) as well as children’s workshops by Purple Moon (Canary Islands, Spain) and Urban Outdoors (UK).
The WOMAD Gran Canaria is supported by the City of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria and the Gran Canaria island government (Cabildo).
Headline photo: Bombino
Anewal, a new Tuareg act led by Alhousseini Anivolla, former lead guitarist and singer of Etran Finatawa, is set to perform on Thursday, December 7, 2017 at (le) poisson rouge in Manhattan.
Anewal will present the hypnotic desert blues sound of the Tamashek people of the Sahara.
Alhousseini Anivolla released an album titled Anewal/The Walking Man.
dj.henri will spin music at 7:00 p.m. before Anewal’s 8:00 p.m. set.
Thursday, December 7, 2017, 7:00 p.m.
Anewal (Etran Finatawa)
(le) poisson rouge
158 Bleecker St, Manhattan