Cuban Music with Strong Presence in Latin Grammy Nominees


 The CDs Vivito y coleando, by la Charanga Habanera, El más grande y universal, by the Septeto Nacional Ignacio Piñeiro and Canciones De Cri Cri "El Grillo Cantor", by Omara Portuondo, are some of the productions nominated to the 17th edition of the Latin Grammy Award.

The album by the Charanga Habanera, directed by Sergio David Calzado, competes for a prize in Best Contemporary Tropical Album, while the disk by the Septeto Nacional appears in the Best Traditional Tropical Album category, as announced on Wednesday by the official Web site of these Awards.

For her part, the diva of Buena Vista Social Club, Omara Portuondo, entered the competition in Best Album of Latin Music for Children, with the CD Canciones De Cri Cri "El Grillo Cantor", a CD recorded by Bis Music, like that of the Septeto.

Urban genre artists also compete for prizes in the most important contest f Latin Music since, in Best Fusion/Urban Interpretation, Jacob Forever competes with its hit Hasta que se seque el malecón.
Appearing in Best Album of Tropical Fusion is the popular group Gente de Zona, with its album Visualízate.

The work of Cuban artists was also acknowledged in other categories together with international musicians and foreign record labels, like in the case of the song La bala, by Tony Avila, interpreted by Johnny Ventura and Gilberto Santa Rosa and mentioned in the selection of Best Tropical Song.

Maestro Leo Brouwer, a well-known guitarist, composer and orchestra director managed to be included in this contest with the piece Sonata De Los Viajeros, competing for a Grammy in Best Contemporary Classic Composition.

The names of the winners of the 17 th edition of the Latin Grammy Awards will be announced on November 17 from the T-Mobile Arena, in Las Vegas, the United States.