Singer-songwriter Silvio Rodríguez and guitarist, composer and orchestra director Leo Brouwer, as well as the music groups Septeto Habanero and Sierra Maestra were nominated on Wednesday in Los Angeles for the 2010 Latin Grammies. The names of the winners will be announced on November 11, Prensa Latina reported.
Silvio will compete with Segunda cita in Best Record of a Singer-Songwriter, a category in which Panamanian Ruben Blades, Uruguayan Jorge Drexler, Dominican Pavel Nuñez, Brazilian Maria Gadu, and Colombian Santiago Cruz, also appear. This is the second time that the author of Unicornio Azul is nominated for this award. In 2007 he was nominated with Erase que se era, in that same category.
Brouwer, considered to be among the world’s best five living guitarists, competes in Classic Music with the CD Integral Cuartetos de cuerda, in which the Cuarteto de La Habana participates. The Septeto Habanero and Sierra Maestra, two of the Caribbean island’s oldest music groups, have been nominated in Tropical Music for the first time, with 90 años, orgullo de los soneros, and Sonando ya, respectively. Cuban composer Descember Bueno, with the piece “Cuando me enamoro”, interpreted by Spaniard Enrique Iglesias and Dominican Juan Luis Guerra, also appears among the nominees, in Best Song of the Year.
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