Nicolas Wulff, Giancarlo Guerrero, and the Latin Grammys as a gospel in cyberspace

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Music festivals from Brazil, Mexico, Canada, the US, the UK, and Spain were once the scene of the classical music world’s holy grail: the best performances of the year. To lose some of its lustre is great news for the world of classical music. If only to keep it alive in cyberspace, the brand-new Latin Grammys have replaced opera and ballet’s standard talent quest and made their big debut with an impressive and audience-pleasing show that made big music world news.

Among the artists given good notices and the chance to claim a Grammy trophy were Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, the Colombian hip-hop collective Ozomatli, the pop stylings of the Cajun-inspired St. Claude and Louisiana R&B balladeer J Balvin.

Winners (showing)

Best Urban Contemporary Album

Ayecha de los Pobres (Souleye)

Best Tropical Latin Album

Cassionata (Calle Ocho)

Best Contemporary Classical Composition

La Llorona

Nicolas Wulff, composer (Carnegie Hall Orchestra, Marco Armiliato, conductor)

Best Classical Compendium

Cox: Veil of Psalms, Landscape; Brain & Soul

Stephen Prutsman, composer (I.S. Quartet)

Best Contemporary Classical Composition

Grigorioso Mannetti, composer (Duke Ellington Orchestra)

Best Latin Jazz Album

Introduce Me To Miéville

La Santa Cecilia


Best Regional Mexican Music Album

Tradición, Sonora Carruseles – Nosotros Con Los Macorinos

Noche de Danza

Tradición, Sonora Carruseles – Nosotros Con Los Macorinos

Best Tropical Latin Album

Carlos “Cachao” Montes

The Bridge

Regalo De Mi Corazón

Best Afro-Cuban Music Album



Best Tropical Latin Jazz Album

Ensemble Inter-|Americano

Irakere: Live In Marciac


Best Latin Jazz Vocal Album

Fernandez: Típico; Donato Cabrera & Various Artists

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