(photo collage: VISTAR)
The 2021 Latin Grammy Awards will return to an in-person ceremony on Nov. 18. The theme of the evening is “Rediscovering Life Through Music.” The event will be held in Las Vegas at the MGM Grand Garden Arena, and will be broadcasted live on Univision beginning at 5pm pst/8pm est.
The 22nd Latin Grammy Awards has several Cuban nominees, both living on the island and abroad. Here are the Cuban artists nominated.
Best Tropical Traditional Album / Mejor Álbum Tropical Tradicional
“Cha Cha Chá: Homenaje a lo Tradicional” by Alain Pérez, Isaac Delgado, and Orquesta Aragón is one of the three Cuban albums nominated for Best Traditional Tropical Album.
Also nominated is the album “Alma Cubana” by Leoni Torres.
Jon Secada and Gonzalo Rubalcaba are also nominated in the Best Tropical Traditional category for “Solos.”
Best Tropical Song / Mejor Canción Tropical
“Bolero a la Vida,” by the great Omara Portuondo and Guatemalan Gaby Moreno was nominated in this category.
Song of the Year and Best Urban Song / Canción Del Año y Mejor Canción Urbana
Descemer Bueno, Yotuel, Gente De Zona, Maykel Osorbo & El Funky are nominated in both of these categories for “Patria y Vida.”
In the “Song of the Year” category, Diana Fuentes was also nominated for “Si Me Hubieras Querido.”
Best Singer-Songwriter Album / Mejor Álbum Cantautor
Alex Cuba’s album, “Mendo” is nominated in this category.
Best Contemporary Tropical Album / Mejor Álbum Tropical Contemporáneo
Two Cuban artists in the U.S. are nominated for Best Contemporary Tropical Album, Pedrito Martinez for “Acertijos” and Gloria Estefan for “Brazil 305.”
Best Latin Jazz Album / Mejor Álbum de Jazz Latino
Iván Melon Lewis is nominated for his album, “Voyager.”
Best Classical Album & Best Classical Contemporary Composition / Mejor Álbum de Música Clásica y Mejor Obra de Música Clásica Contemporánea
“Music From Cuba And Spain, Sierra: Sonata Para Guitarra” by Manuel Barrueco garnered nominations in both of these categories for the 22nd Latin Grammys.
The Latin Grammys are awards given by the Latin Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences to recognize the artistic excellence and technique of recorded music, for musical productions sung in Spanish, Portuguese or in recognized dialects in Latin America.
Congratulations to all of the Cuban artists nominated!
This blog post is adapted and translated from Vistar Magazine article linked below.