Saturday, November 15, 2008

Latin Alternative Rocks the Latin Grammy's

On Thursday night the entire Latin music community celebrated the 9th annual Latin Grammy's in Houston, Texas.

Highlites of the evening include:
* A performance by the night's multi-award-winning artist, Juanes (who named Soda Stereo's Gustavo Cerati as one of his inspirations - go Gustavo!) and John Legend (one of my favorites)

* Gloria Estefan being honored as Person of the Year

* Cafe Tacvba performing "Esta Vez"

* Julieta Venegas getting down to an accordion jam session while performing "El Presente" with the squeeze box backings of Norteno artist Michael Salgado, Veallenato artist Emiliano Zuleta, Tango artists Fernando Ortero and Hector del Curto, and Tejano star David Lee Garza

One thing is certain - Latin Alternative music was definitely represented in a positive (and award-winning) light. World - take notice!

Here is a list of the night's Latin Alternative winners:

Best Alternative Song - Cafe Tacvba "Volver a Comenzar"

Best Rock Song - Cafe Tacvba "Esta Vez"

Best Alternative Music Album - MTV Unplugged: Julieta Venegas

Best Rock Album by a Duo or Group w/ Vocal - Molotov Eternamiente

Best Rock Solo Vocal Album
- Andres Calamaro La Lengua Popular

Best Pop Album by a Duo or Group w/ Vocal - Belanova Fantasia Pop

Best Singer-Songwirter Album - Fito Paez - Rodolfo

Best Long Form Music Video - MTV Unplugged: Julieta Venegas

For a complete breakdown of the 2008 Latin Grammy's click here.

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