Dominicans shine at the Latin Grammy

It was worthwhile that the Dominican artists contributed so that the Latin Academy of Recordingn will not eliminate the category of “Best merengue and / or bachata album” from the awards Latin Grammy.

This was demonstrated on Thursday night at the ceremony held at a hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada, where Dominican music shone with the awards given to Juan Luis Guerra and Sergio Vargas.

At the preshow of the Latin Grammy Awards, Juan Luis Guerra, leader of 4-40, marked his territory by receiving the first gramophone for the arrangement of the new version of the iconic song “Hopefully it rains Coffee” that he recorded on the album “Privé”, a figure that would increase (at the close of this edition) to four.

Guerra, who was one of the most nominated artists, also received the statuettes for “Best Tropical Song” for his performance in “Dios lo lo lo” with Camilo, Ricardo Montaner and Yasmil Marrufo. While the second was for “Best long version music video” for the song “Entre mar y palmeras”, the title of his most recent record production and “Best pop vocal album” for his album “Privé”.

With the award to Juan Luis Guerra, he opened the gala and, upon receiving it, thanked the organization, as well as his wife Nora, his manager Amarilys Germán, Janina Rosado and his sound engineer Allan Leschhorn, as well as his musicians.

Later Guerra and his orchestra delighted those present with two of their songs, in a segment dedicated to Johnny venturOh, it was presented by the also Dominican merenguera Milly quezada.

Sergio Vargas

Sergio Vargas He made his successful debut at the Latin Grammy Awards by winning the category of “Best merengue and / or bachata album” with his album “Es merengue, ¿some problema?”.

Villa’s black man won the battle against Alexandra, Manny Cruz, Luis Segura and Fernando Villalona, ​​who were nominated in the category.

“Thirty-five years after being in this career uninterruptedly, in the midst of the crisis that our genre is experiencing due to the lack of diffusion, as far as we all know, receiving this invitation for me was a source of inspiration,” said Vargas.

On Wednesday, Milly Quezada, the queen of merengue, was honored with the Award for Musical Excellence in recognition of her career.