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The song “Homeland and life” became the main protagonist of the 22nd edition of the Latin Grammy Awards, which was held this Thursday in Las Vegas (Nevada), in the United States.
The subject, which denounces the political and economic situation that Cuba is going through and was the anthem of the historic protests on the island last July, it took the awards for best song of the year and best urban song, at a gala in which the Colombian Camilo won 4 awards.
The interpreters of “Patria y vida” – Yotuel Romero, Descemer Bueno, the duo Gente de Zona and rapper El Funky (Maykel “Osorbo” Castillo is detained in Cuba) – sang an acoustic version of the song in front of a devoted audience.
Upon receiving the award for the best song of the year -from the hands of the mythical artist of Cuban origin, Gloria Estefan- Youtuel Romero said: “To my mother who told me ‘son, have the courage to do what my generation did not do’. But mommy, the value you have as a woman to let your children fulfill the dream. I dedicate this Grammy to all the Latin mothers in the world who fight for the dream of each child (…) and to my Cuba Libre. “
They caused certain surprise the awards for recording of the year and album of the year (the most anticipated of the night), which were for the Brazilian Caetano Veloso and the Panamanian Rubén Blades, respectively.
Blades received the person of the year award for his entire career the day before.
The Colombian singer Camilo, who was the favorite for his 10 nominations, won 4 awards, including that of best album and best pop song of the year.
The Colombian women Juliana Velásquez won the award for best new artist, while his compatrota Karol G won the award for best reggaeton performance.
Below is a list of some of the top awards. Here is a selection of some of the best images from the ceremony:
Among the most prominent awards are:
“Homeland and life”, Descemer Bueno, El Funky, Gente De Zona, Yadam González, Beatriz Luengo, Maykel Osorbo & Yotuel, composers (Yotuel, Gente De Zona, Descemer Bueno, Maykel Osorbo, El Funky)
Salswing !, Rubén Blades and Roberto Delgado & Orquesta
“Maybe”, Caetano Veloso and Tom Veloso
• Best Pop Vocal Album
“Vida de rico”, Édgar Barrera and Camilo, composers (Camilo)
• Best urban fusion / interpretation
“Tattoo (Remix)”, Rauw Alejandro and Camilo
• Best reggaeton performance
• Best Urban Music Album
The last tour of the world, Bad Bunny
• Best singer-songwriter album Six, Mon Laferte
• Best urban song
“Patria y vida”, Descemer Bueno, El Funky, Gente De Zona, Yadam González, Beatriz Luengo, Maykel Osorbo and Yotuel, composers (Yotuel, Gente De Zona, Descemer Bueno, Maykel Osorbo, El Funky)
• Best rock song
“Now 1”, Vicentico, composer (Vicentico)
• Best Pop / Rock Album
• Best pop / rock song
“Hong Kong”, Alizzz, Andrés Calamaro, Jorge Drexler, Víctor Martínez and C. Tangana, composers (C. Tangana and Andrés Calamaro)
• Best Alternative Music Album
• Best salsa album
Salsa Plus !, Rubén Blades and Roberto Delgado & Orquesta
• Best tropical song
“God wanted it that way”, Camilo, David Julca, Jonathan Julca, Yasmil Marrufo and Ricardo Montaner, composers (Ricardo Montaner and Juan Luis Guerra)
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In pictures: the song ‘Patria y vida’ is enshrined in a Latin Grammy in which the Colombian Camilo also triumphed – BBC News Mundo