Cuban groups seek to raise gramophone for Latin Grammy 2022

Names such as Alexander Abreu and Havana D´Primera, X Alfonso, Eme Alfonso, Síntesis, Gonzalo Rubalcaba, Aymée Nuviola and the Ignacio Piñeiro National Septet, are among the nominees in the categories of best salsa album, traditional tropical and folk album.

Under the leadership of the trumpeter Abreu, Havana D´Primera integrates the selection with the plate It will be over, awarded on the island in the most recent edition of Cubadisco and became a review of iconic themes of the local sonero staff such as Échale limon, Más roll que film, Mi Salsa, You do not calculate me, A crazy adventure, The dance of the tired ox, among others.

In this section, the group from the largest of the Antilles competes for the award of the Latin Recording Academy together with Marc Anthony (Pa’lla voy), Luis Figueroa with the homonymous plaque, Luisito Ayala and La Puerto Rican Power (Y te he says it…) and Víctor Manuelle (Side A side B).

For its part, the joint work of X Alfonso, Eme Alfonso and the group Síntesis paid off with the nomination of the phonogram Ancestros Sinfónico, which combines emblematic themes from the repertoire of the group, which defends ethnofusion and Afro-Cuban roots.

With the advice of the guitarist and conductor Leo Brouwer, the record production recorded in Portugal and Havana, disputes for the gramophone in the section of Best folk album, which includes productions signed by Paulina Aguirre, Eva Ayllón, Pedro Aznar, Susana Baca, Natalia Lafourcade and Sandra Mihanovich.

Likewise, the Best Traditional Tropical Album section includes Gonzalo Rubalcaba and Aymée Nuviola’s Live in Marciac, the album Gran Combo pa’rato, by Septeto Nacional Ignacio Piñeiro, and Canten, by Leoni Torres.

Produced by the Bis Music label, the work of the Septet pays tribute to the Great Combo of Puerto Rico, while celebrating its 95th anniversary, with special guests such as Gilberto Santa Rosa, Víctor Manuelle, Gerardo Rivas, Moisés Valleisel, Mandy Cantero, William Borrego, Yulaisy Miranda, Emilio Moret, Lachi Núñez and Gustavo Oliva.

Considered National Patrimony of Cuban Culture and Ambassador of Cuban Folklore, the Septet has three Latin Grammy nominations and one American Grammy nomination, registers around 20 phonograms and has performed in almost fifty countries.

Meanwhile, Live in Marciac is the result of a concert by its creators at the Jazz in Marciac Festival in France, and emulates the reception of the first collaboration of this duo when they released the album Viento y Tiempo – Live at Blue Note Tokyo, which was part of the 2020 Grammy nominations, in the category of Best Latin Jazz Album.

Likewise, the outstanding Cuban pianist Chucho Valdés appears among the select signatures of candidates in the Latin jazz/jazz album section, on this occasion for the piece Mirror Mirror, along with Eliane Elias and Chick Corea.



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