The Caribbean at the Grammys

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In a Grammy Awards ceremony marked most startlingly by voters’ snub of Beyoncé’s magnificent Lemonade, Jennifer Lopez, before awarding the best new artist prize, quoted Toni Morrison: “This is precisely the time when artists go to work,” she said. “There is no time for despair, no place for self-pity, no need for silence, no room for fear.”

BEST LATIN ROCK, URBAN OR ALTERNATIVE ALBUM

iLevitable by iLe (Ileana Cabra Joglar, younger sister of Calle 13 (René Pérez Joglar and Eduardo Cabra Joglar) (Sony Music Latin)

BEST LATIN JAZZ ALBUM

Tribute To Irakere: Live In Marciac by Cuban pianist Chucho Valdés (Jazz Village)

BEST TROPICAL LATIN ALBUM

Donde Están? by Puerto Rican musician Jose Lugo & his Guasábara Combo (En Grande Music, LLC)

BEST REGGAE ALBUM

Ziggy Marley by Ziggy Marley (Tuff Gong Worldwid)

BEST CLASSICAL COMPENDIUM and BEST CLASSICAL INSTRUMENTAL SOLO

Daugherty: Tales Of Hemingway; American Gothic; Once Upon A Castle (Naxos)

Giancarlo Guerrero, conductor; Tim Handley, producer. Guerrero, the director of the Nashville Symphony, is a native of Costa. The album is also the winner of the BEST CONTEMPORARY CLASSICAL COMPOSITION for Daugherty: Tales Of Hemingway

Mexico scored two awards tonight:

BEST LATIN POP ALBUM

Un Besito Más by Jesse & Joy (Warner Music Mexico)

BEST REGIONAL MEXICAN MUSIC ALBUM (INCLUDING TEJANO)

Un Azteca En El Azteca, Vol. 1 (En Vivo) by Vicente Fernández (Sony Music Entertainment México)

Bruno Marswhose is partly of Puerto Rican heritage, led a moving tribute to the late Prince.

 

 

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