Special Latin Grammy for renowned Cuban musician Juan Formell

Special Latin Grammy for renowned Cuban musician Juan Formell

Special Latin Grammy for renowned Cuban musician Juan Formell

Cuba, Sept. 4th  – The Latin Recording Academy has decided to present the director of the famous Cuban band Los Van Van, Juan Formell, with a Special Award for 2013.

In a communiqué released on Tuesday in the US city of Los Angeles, the Academy said that the award recognizes artists who have made important creative contributions in their careers and in the case of the Cuban it said that Juan Formell is the true definition of a music innovator.Scheduled for November 20th in Las Vedas, on the eve of the 14th Latin Grammy Awards Ceremony, famous band director and composer, Juan Formell , will share the prize with another six exceptional musicians, including Venezuelan salsa star Oscar D’León, Colombian folk Singer Totó la Momposina, New York pianist Eddie Palmieri, Argentinean singer Palito Ortega, Spanish rock star Miguel Ríos, and Brazil’s bossa nova singer Roberto Menescal.

In statements to the Cuban press, Formell said that his life has entirely been dedicated to music and only makes sense when people enjoys it and makes it their own and. Juan Formell has been granted several prizes, including the National Music Award.

Source: RHC

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