Espectacular #LatinGRAMMY 2016
Nov16

Espectacular #LatinGRAMMY 2016

 Los Latin GRAMMY are tomorrow and we can hardly wait to watch all of the amazing performances coming our way! Hosted by Argentine-Mexican actor Sebastián Rulli and WebCityGirls dear friend Puerto Rican singer/songwriter/actress Roselyn Sánchez, the night is going to be super exciting! Nominees include Jacob Forever, Julieta Venegas, Diego Torres, Jesse & Joy, Pablo Alborán, Andrés Cepeda, Alexis y Fido, Fonseca, Pepe Aguilar, Carlos Vives & Shakira, Manuel Medrano, Juan Gabriel, Reik, and Laura Pausini. Go to latingrammy.com para ver la lista de todos los nominados. Presenters include “Orange Is The New Black” actress Jackie Cruz and award-winning actor Diego Luna, as well as Niña Pastori, Charlie Zaa, and Kany García. This year, el salsero puertorriqueño Marc Anthony will be honored as the 2016 Latin Recording Academy®’s Person of the Year at a special gala and concert, which takes place tonight. A portion of the proceeds from the Gala honoring Marc, will go to benefit the charitable work of the Latin GRAMMY Cultural Foundation®. “Marc Anthony is synonymous with excellence and commitment to perfection,” said Gabriel Abaroa Jr., President/CEO of The Latin Recording Academy, in a press release. “His impressive stage presence, astonishing vocal range and salsa-inspired rhythmic sound stems from his Caribbean roots. The world knows him as a music king; however, on Nov. 16 the award-winning singer will not only be honored for his musical legacy but also applauded for his relentless humanitarian efforts, which speak to his generous spirit, passion, and commitment to making a positive impact on more than just the stage.” Les recordamos que Marc se presenta en un concierto el 18 de noviembre aquí en Miami! WebCityGirls will be front and center at Marc Anthony’s Miami Concert thanks to AARP “ListaDeTusSueños as part of a promotional campaign they promoted online. Anthony is also set to perform during the Latin Grammy show in addition to Reik, Alexis y Fido, J Balvin , Farruko featuring Ky-Mani Marley, Fonseca, Gente De Zona, Jesse & Joy, Juanes, Laura Pausini, Prince Royce featuring Gerardo Ortiz, Carlos Vives, and more. The 17th Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards will be broadcast live from T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas por Univision starting at 8 p.m. ET/PT, 7 p.m. Central). Catch the red carpet arrivals during “Noche De Estrellas” beginning at 7 p.m. ET/PT (6 p.m. Central). And be sure to visit LatinGRAMMY.com for exclusive behind-the-scenes coverage a través de Latin GRAMMY en Vivo! The live stream will include interviews en la alfombra roja, the Latin GRAMMY Premiere ™ ceremony, backstage, and the media center beginning at 1 p.m PT/4 p.m. ET. No se lo pueden perder!...

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Celebrando #LatinosConDedicacion en @LatinGRAMMYs
Nov15

Celebrando #LatinosConDedicacion en @LatinGRAMMYs

 Es un gran placer compartir con ustedes nueva campaña de Post Foods y Honey Bunches of Oats sobre el significado de la palabra dedicación. Historia de dedicación comienza justo en Post donde un empleado llamado Vernon J. Herzing en 1986 comenzó mezclando varios cereales buscando la mezcla perfecta – el que iluminará los ojos de su hija. Y así fue que en un sábado después de muchísimos intentos y dedicación. Honey Bunches of Oats es creado. Honey Bunches of Oats continúa su compromiso de dedicación con la comunidad latina y se alinean con el profundo sentido de dedicación y la pasión que impulsa a los Latinos en todo lo que hacen por vivir su sueño en Estados Unidos.  Honey Bunches of Oats invita a todos los Latinos que se unan compartiendo historias de dedicación que muestren la unidad y la pasión de los latinos en Estados Unidos. Por cada persona que comparta el hashtag #LatinosConDedicacion, del 16 de Noviembre 2015 hasta el 3 de Enero, 2016, ellos se comprometen a donar once comidas a la organización “Feeding America” con el objetivo de dar hasta 110,000 comidas. Uno ( 1 ) de cada seis ( 6 ) Los Latinos es impactado por los servicios de Feeding America. ¡Comparte tu voz y haz la diferencia! Las invito a usar el hashtag #LatinosConDedicacion y que nos cuenten quién de los amigos, familia y celebridades las inspiran a tener gran dedicación en todo lo que hacen okis!  Nosotras pensamos que somos un ejemplo de dedicación porque nunca nos damos por vencidas en lograr nuestros sueños. Seguimos siempre hacia delante trabajando duro con FE y las personas que nos inspiran son todas ustedes! Sentimos un gran compromiso de mantenerlas informadas y compartir las cosas que pueden añadir valor a sus vidas. En premisa les contamos a nuestras amigas que el Jueves, 19 de Noviembre vamos estar en VIVO y en directo desde el MGM Grand Hotel and Casino en Las Vegas para celebrar con ustedes “La Noche Más Importante de la Música Latina” Latin GRAMMY. La noche comienza con el glamour del red carpet 7pm hora del Este por Univision y de 8pm a 11pm la Entrega Anual del Latin GRAMMY®. El plan es llegar a Las Vegas el Miércoles 18 de Noviembre directo al “Celebrity Gift Lounge at the Latin GRAMMY® Awards” donde pasarán muchos artistas y estaremos detrás de bastidores en el Salón de Regalos, Honey Bunches of Oats mostrará una estación interactiva con una transmisión en vivo de las celebridades haciendo sus dedicaciones. Asimismo, las celebridades serán sorprendidas con un regalo personalizado que incluye un desayuno empacado y una edición limitada del Golden Spoon Award, con la...

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2015 @LATINGRAMMYs Awards™ Nominations
Sep23

2015 @LATINGRAMMYs Awards™ Nominations

 ¡Felicidades! A todos los nominados!!!! Record Of The Year “Fiesta” — Bomba Estéreo “Encanto” — Miguel Bosé “Será (Vida De Hombre)” — Café Quijano “La Vida Entera” — Camila Featuring Marco Antonio Solís “Ella Es” — Leonel García Featuring Jorge Drexler “Tus Besos” — Juan Luis Guerra 4.40 “Hasta La Raíz” — Natalia Lafourcade “Disparo Al Corazón” — Ricky Martin “Un Zombie A La Intemperie” — Alejandro Sanz “Ese Camino” — Julieta Venegas Album Of The Year MTV Unplugged — Pepe Aguilar Son De Panamá — Rubén Blades Con Roberto Delgado & Orquesta Amo — Miguel Bosé Orígenes: El Bolero Volumen 3 — Café Quijano Todo Tiene Su Hora — Juan Luis Guerra 4.40 Creo En Mí — Natalia Jiménez Hasta La Raíz — Natalia Lafourcade Caja De Música —  Monsieur Periné Sirope — Alejandro Sanz Consentido — María Toledo Song Of The Year (A Songwriter’s Award) “Disparo Al Corazón” — Pedro Capó, Yoel Henríquez, Ricky Martin & Rafael Esparza Ruiz, songwriters (Ricky Martin) “Ese Camino” — Julieta Venegas, songwriter (Julieta Venegas) “Hasta La Raíz” — Leonel Garcia & Natalia Lafourcade, songwriters (Natalia Lafourcade) “Hoy Es Domingo” — Beatriz Luengo, Antonio Rayo Gibo, Yotuel Romero & Diego Torres, songwriters  (Diego Torres) “Por Fin” — Pablo Alborán, songwriter (Pablo Alborán) “Quédate Con Ella” —  Claudia Brant & Natalia Jiménez, songwriters (Natalia Jiménez) “Recuerdas” —  Leonel García, songwriter (Leonel García) “Un Zombie A La Intemperie” — Alejandro Sanz, songwriter (Alejandro Sanz) “Vida De Mi Vida” — Gian Marco, songwriter (Gian Marco) “Vivo” — Pedro Capó, songwriter (Pedro Capó)  Best New Artist Kaay Iván “Melón” Lewis Manu Manzo Matisse Monsieur Periné Julieta Rada Tulipa Ruiz Raquel Sofía Vázquez Sounds Vitrola Sintética Best Contemporary Pop Vocal Album Terral — Pablo Alborán Amo — Miguel Bosé Aquila — Pedro Capó A Quien Quiera Escuchar (Deluxe Edition) — Ricky Martin Sirope — Alejandro Sanz Best Urban Performance “A Ti Te Encanta” — Alexis & Fido “Una Cita (Remix)” — Alkilados Featuring J Alvarez, El Roockie and Nicky Jam “Ay Vamos” —  J Balvin “El Perdón” — Nicky Jam & Enrique Iglesias “El Tiki” — Maluma “Calentura” — Yandel “Sígueme Y Te Sigo” — Daddy Yankee   Best Alternative Music Album Amanecer — Bomba Estéreo Sombras De Oro — Centavrvs Hasta La Raíz — Natalia Lafourcade Y La Banda Sigue — Los Auténticos Decadentes Moctezuma — Porter   Best Salsa Album Son De Panamá — Rubén Blades Con Roberto Delgado & Orquesta Jukebox Primera Edición — Luis Enrique Que Suenen Los Tambores — Víctor Manuelle Son 45 —  Ismael Miranda Estaciones — Rey Ruiz Best Ranchero Album Pa’ Que Sientas Lo Que Siento — Aida Cuevas...

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Latin Grammy Cultural Foundation Bestows Its FIRST Grants
Jul09

Latin Grammy Cultural Foundation Bestows Its FIRST Grants

 The Latin GRAMMY Cultural Foundation announced that after a long and thorough evaluation process, which began in April, the Foundation’s Grant Committee will award its first-ever Research Grants and Preservation Grants to scholars from Colombia, the Dominican Republic and the United States. Each grant consists of two awards with a value of $5,000 each, which is to be applied toward projects related to the research and preservation of Latin music genres. “We are absolutely pleased to be able to award our first grants to some incredibly important Latin music heritage projects,” said Manolo Diaz, Vice President of the Latin GRAMMY Cultural Foundation. “We are grateful to be able to contribute to the analysis and conservation of these diverse programs for generations to come.” The Research Grant was created to support projects of Latin music genres presented by institutions and individuals internationally. Project topics include historical music research, anthropology, documentation of music traditions, and music folklore. The Preservation Grant was created to support projects presented by institutions and individuals around the world for efforts that advancing the archiving and heritage preservation of Latin music genres. Research Grant Recipients: The New Sounds Of Marimba: Transition Between Traditional And Popular Music In Southwestern Colombia. The project analyzes changes that have occurred in marimba music over the past 20 years in the Pacific region of Colombia. The marimba is a percussion instrument that consists of sets of wooden bars that are struck with mallets to produce a definite pitch. The state of its popularity has grown in the music industry, yet remains a strong musical tradition among Afro-Colombian peasant communities. The goal of the project is to understand the potential of Latin American traditional music not only as a cultural referent but as a source for popular music. Presented by Dr. Manuel Sevilla, director of the humanities department at Pontificia Universidad Javeriana in Bogotá, Colombia, the project consists of an academic paper in English, Spanish and Portuguese, and an audio documentary. Bullerengue Universal (An Afro-Colombian Tradition In The Atlantic Coast) The project intends to finish producing and publish a series of teaching materials to promote the Latino community and general music knowledge of the Afro-Colombian tradition based on original recordings of artist Petrona Martínez. Presented in New York by composer, researcher and music producer Manuel Garcia-Orozco, the project consists of three academic papers, three Internet tutorial videos, and a digital application. Preservation Grant Recipients: Aumbata: All Voices (The Status Of Raiz Music In The Dominican Republic) The project portrays the journey of the current status of Raiz music or folk music in the Dominican Republic. Presented in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, by two-time Latin...

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15TH ANNUAL LATIN GRAMMY AWARDS NOMINATIONS
Sep24

15TH ANNUAL LATIN GRAMMY AWARDS NOMINATIONS

 The Latin Recording Academy® today announced nominations for the 15th Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards® digitally via LatinGRAMMY.com and Twitter. Eduardo Cabra of Calle 13 leads the field with 10 nominations; Calle 13 garners nine nods; Andrés Castro earns eight; Tom Coyne receives seven; Julio Reyes Copello and Carlos Vives each receive six nominations; and Descemer Bueno and Enrique Iglesias net five nominations each. Artists vying for Best New Artist are Aneeka, Linda Briceño, Caloncho, Julio César, Pablo López, Miranda, Periko & Jessi León, Daniela Spalla, Juan Pablo Vega, and Mariana Vega. The 15th Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards®, set for Thursday, Nov. 20 at the MGM Grand Garden Area in Las Vegas, will be broadcast live on the Univision Network from 8– 11 p.m. ET/PT (7 p.m. Central). A limited number of tickets go on sale today and may be purchased through Ticketmaster (www.ticketmaster.com). For a complete list of nominees, media credentialing instructions and more information, please visit The Latin Recording Academy’s website and its social networks on Twitter and Facebook. Following is a sampling of nominations, featuring an array of musical styles, artists and creators (or professionals), as well as some of the most prominent names and brightest newcomers in Latin music: Album Of The Year: 3.0 — Marc Anthony Tangos — Rubén Blades Multiviral — Calle 13 Elypse — Camila Canción Andaluza — Paco de Lucía Raíz — Lila Downs, Niña Pastori y Soledad Bailar En La Cueva — Jorge Drexler Fonseca Sinfónico — Fonseca Somos — Jarabe De Palo Más + Corazón Profundo — Carlos Vives Record Of The Year: “Donde Está El Amor — Pablo Alborán Featuring Jesse & Joy “Cambio De Piel” — Marc Anthony “Respira El Momento” — Calle 13 “Decidiste Dejarme” — Camila “Universos Paralelos” — Jorge Drexler Featuring Ana Tijoux “Llegaste Tú” — Luis Fonsi Featuring Juan Luis Guerra “Bailando” — Enrique Iglesias Featuring Descemer Bueno & Gente De Zona “Darte Un Beso” — Prince Royce “Cuando Nos Volvamos A Encontrar” — Carlos Vives Featuring Marc Anthony “El Mar De Sus Ojos”— Carlos Vives Featuring ChocQuibTown Song Of The Year: “A Bossa Nova É Foda” — Caetano Veloso, songwriter; performed by Caetano Veloso “Bailando” — Descemer Bueno, Gente De Zona, Enrique Iglesias, songwriters; performed by Enrique Iglesias Featuring Descemer Bueno & Gente De Zona “Cambio De Piel” — Yoel Henríquez & Julio Reyes Copello, songwriters; performed by Marc Anthony “Corazones Invencibles” — Manu Moreno & Aleks Syntek, songwriters; performed by Aleks Syntek “Cuando Nos Volvamos A Encontrar” — Andrés Castro, Carlos Vives, songwriters; performed by Carlos Vives Featuring Marc Anthony “Darte Un Beso” — Andrés Castro, Guianko Gómez, Juan Riveros & Prince...

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