Our President Rudy Perez sang this classic song “Contigo En La Distancia” in Paris, during the UNESCO International Jazz Day All-Star global concert! in honor of its writer, the great Cuban composer César Portillo de la Luz, one of this year’s Posthumous Inductees into the Latin Songwriters Hall of Fame. Enjoy this wonderful performance.
Thank you for your votes, we will announce the winners soon.
Gracias por sus votos, muy pronto anunciaremos a los ganadores.
April 27-30, 2015
Miami Beach, FL
The Top Artists, The Top Trends, The Top Name in Music. The Billboard Latin Music Conference & Awards is the BIGGEST and longest-running event dedicated to Latin music in the world. Now in its 26th year, the conference is the “must-attend” event for the top power players in the industry, from label presidents to A talent to top agents, managers, promoters, marketing and advertising executives and radio executives, as well as for those taking their first steps in the business.Read More
Hasta el domingo 15 de marzo, a las 12 de la medianoche, hay oportunidad de votar por los compositores latinos que irán al Hall de la Fama de los Compositores Latinoamericanos, entre quienes se encuentran los venezolanos Franco de Vita y José Enrique “Chelique” Sarabia.
Hay dos categorías, Performing Songwriter y Non-Performing Songwriter, respectivamente compositor y cantante, y compositor no intérprete.
En el primer rubro están como candidatos Rubén Blades (Panamá), Roberto Carlos (Brasil), Franco de Vita (Venezuela), Juan Gabriel (México), Myriam Hernández (Chile), Pablo Milanés (Cuba), Ednita Nazario (Puerto Rico), Joan Sebastian (México), Camilo Sesto (España), Álvaro Torres (El Salvador), Diego Torres (Argentina) y Caetano Veloso (Brasil)
Para la votación a los compositores no intérpretes están Ramón Arcusa (España), Leo Brouwer (Cuba), Héctor Ochoa Cárdenas (Colombia), Erasmo Carlos (Brasil), Rubén Fuentes (México), Luis Gómez Escolar (España), Chico Novarro (Argentina), Alberto Plaza (Chile), Jose Maria “Chema” Purón (España), Gustavo Santaolalla (Argentina), José Enrique “Chelique” Sarabia (Venezuela) y Lalo Schifrin (Argentina).
Para votar, hay que acceder a la página web, con la salvedad de que desde una misma computadora solamente se puede votar una sola vez.Read More
PACO DE LUCIA: A JOURNEY
NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE
Directed by Curro Sánchez Varela
World renowned flamenco guitarist Paco de Lucia’s exceptional life and rise to fame are exquisitely put together in this film by his son Francisco Sánchez Varela. Varela captures his father’s last days on earth just before a sudden and unexpected death in 2014 at 66 years of age.
Part homage, part biopic, the film follows Paco and his brother Pepe, who were born into the Flamenco scene. Pepe was originally a guitarist, but Paco’s virtuoso soon rose to the foreground and Pepe became the duo’s lead singer under the guidance of their father in Andalucia.Read More
Awards will take place Oct. 15 at Fillmore in Miami Beach.
The Latin Songwriters Hall of Fame officially set forth its third year of operations with the announcement of finalists for the third annual La Musa Awards 2015. The eventual winners will be inducted into the Latin Songwriters Hall of Fame in a ceremony on Oct. 15 at the Jackie Gleason Theater in Miami Beach.
A total of 12 nominees were announced in both the performers (or singer/songwriters) and non-performers categories. Names included Joan Sebastian, Myriam Hernandez, Roberto Carlos and Ruben Blades in the performers category and Lalo Schifrin, Leo Brouwer and Ramon Arcusa in the composers category.
Voting, which is open to LSHOF members at latinsonghall.com, began Jan. 28, immediately following the finalist announcement during a press conference at the YoungArts Jewel Box in Miami, and will close March 15 at midnight. The artists and composers chosen for induction in the Hall of Fame will be announced during the 2015 Billboard Latin Music Conference in April.
Latin Songwriters Hall of Fame is a non-profit educational organization founded by renowned songwriter/producers Desmond Child and Rudy Pérez in 2012 to honor and celebrate Latin music creators. Created under the auspices of the Songwriter’s Hall of Fame, its nominating committee is comprised by songwriters, performers, musicians, producers, engineers, music critics, and industry executives.
Many of these were present during the press conference announcing the nominees. Those in attendance included Latin Grammy winner for best new artist Mariana Vega, Colombian singer/songwriter Cabas, singer/songwriter Yunel Cruz, composer/producer Julio Reyes and both Child and Perez.Read More