Latin Grammy Nominations 2011 | The Cuban nominees

| 09/15/2011

LOS ANGELES (Sept. 14, 2011) — The second decade of The Latin Recording Academy®’s evolution continued today when nominations for the 12th Annual Latin GRAMMY® Awards were announced at a press conference attended by national and international media at the Avalon in Hollywood, Calif. The event was streamed live and artists reading nominations.

“For more than 10 years now, the Latin GRAMMY nominations continue to bring together the worldwide Latin music community by recognizing excellence and impact in recorded Latin music,” said Gabriel Abaroa Jr., President/CEO of The Latin Recording Academy. “It is always encouraging to see creative professionals acknowledging their peers and highlighting a varied and wide-ranging group of Latin music makers that reflects emerging talent as well as established artists. We look forward to another year of celebrating the best and brightest in Latin music, and to presenting another great telecast in Las Vegas on Nov. 10 with our friends and partners at Univision.”

The 12th Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards will feature 46 categories and will be supported on radio via Univision Radio (the official Spanish-language radio network of the Latin GRAMMY Awards), and highlighted on the Internet at and, featuring video interviews and behind-the-scenes footage from today’s nominations announcement. Additionally, the telecast will be distributed internationally to more than 100 countries.

The Cuban Nominees

Mejor Álbum Tropical Tradicional

Toda Una Vida (Cuban Masterworks)
Albita [Angels’ Dawn Records]
El Son De Altura
Adalberto Álvarez [Bis Music]
The Last Mambo
Cachao [Latinum/Eventus]
Con La Fuerza De Un Tren
Esencia [Esencia]
Oye Mi Son Santiaguero
Septeto Santiaguero [Picap]

Mejor Álbum de Jazz Latino

Clazz: Continental Latin Jazz. Live At Barcelona, Teatre Paral.lel 2011
Paquito D’Rivera & Pepe Rivero [Cargo Music]
Panamericana Suite
Paquito D’Rivera [MCG Jazz]
Tito Puente Masterworks Live!!!
Bobby Sanabria conducting The Manhattan School of Music Afro-Cuban Jazz Orchestra [Jazzheads]
New York Is Now! / Viva El Sonido Cubano
Chuchito Valdés [Piano Culture Rec]
Pure Imagination
Dave Valentin [Highnote Records]

Mejor Álbum Cantautor

Poquita Ropa
Ricardo Arjona [Warner Music México]
Carlinhos Brown [Sony Music/Candyall Music]
Tener En Cuenta
Alberto Cortéz [Alfiz distribuido por Sony Music]
Sesiones Intimas
Amaury Gutiérrez [Universal Music México]
Días Nuevos
Gian Marco [E35 Music]

Other nominees

– Pitbull: Mejor Álbum de Música Urbana (Armando), Mejor Canción Urbana (Bon Bon).
– Lena Burke: Nominada junto a Alex Ubago y Jorge Villamizar para Mejor Álbum del Año y Mejor Dúo Pop o Grupo (Alex, Jorge y Lena), este disco ha sido nominado también como Mejor Productor.
– Omara Portuondo: Nominada en la categoría Mejor Álbum de Música Latina para niños (Reír y Cantar).
– Omar Sosa: Mejor Álbum Instrumental (Calma).
– Adonis González/Rey Rodríguez: Mejor Álbum de Música Clásica (Adiós a Cuba).
– Manuel Barruecos: Mejor Álbum de Música Clásica (Tárrega).

Lena Burke, Paquito D’Rivera and Omara Portuondo, among Cuban artists nominated for Latin Grammy awards 2011

The Latin Recording Academy is an International, membership-based organization comprised of Spanish- and Portuguese-speaking recording artists, musicians, songwriters, producers and other creative and technical recording professionals. The organization is dedicated to improving the quality of life and cultural condition for Latin music and its makers. In addition to producing the Latin GRAMMY Awards to honor excellence in the recorded arts and sciences, The Latin Recording Academy provides educational and outreach programs for the Latin music community.

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