LOS ANGELES | The GRAMMY Museum® and The Latin Recording Academy® announced that their digital gallery of Latin content will be renamed The Gabriel Abaroa, Jr. Latin Media Gallery, in honor of past president/CEO of The Latin Academy, Gabriel Abaroa, Jr.
Michael StickaPresident/CEO of the GRAMMY Museum, and Manuel Abudcurrent CEO of The Latin Academy, announced the tribute to Abaroa during a private reception that was attended by members of the Board of Directors of The Latin Academy, the Recording Academy®, the Museum and the Latin GRAMMY® Cultural Foundation, as well as Abaroa’s family and close friends.
“Gabriel’s leadership for nearly two decades at the helm of The Latin Academy was a major influence on the impact, awareness and growth of Latin music around the world,” said Sticka. “It is a great pleasure for the GRAMMY Museum team to name the digital gallery in honor of our collaborator and dear friend.”
“Gabriel’s unique leadership style reflects our organization’s values: excellence, integrity and passion,” said Abud. “The gallery that will bear his name is a testament to his legacy, and will reinforce our tradition of supporting and honoring Latin music and its creators.”
In 2019, in collaboration with La Academia Latina, the Museum renovated its third floor to expand the Latino-themed exhibits and showcase the impact of Latin music, which is a growing influence in the world. Currently, the digital gallery of Latin content is presenting “Y para siempre… Marco Antonio Solís”, which highlights Solís’ life, from his beginnings in Michoacán, Mexico until now, as a successful international soloist based in Los Angeles.
Under Abaroa’s leadership and direction there has been tremendous growth and exceptional financial stability at La Academia Latina for more than 20 years. Among his major accomplishments were implementing an excellent Board of Directors, while fostering a healthy relationship with the Recording Academy, and assembling a team of talented and dedicated executives and employees. Additionally, he was responsible for the transition from English to Spanish of the Latin GRAMMY broadcast. Recently, in 2018, the organization under Abaroa’s leadership signed an unprecedented agreement that extended the alliance with Univision, which originated in 2005, until 2028. Abaroa also led the creation of the Latin GRAMMY Cultural Foundation in 2014. The Foundation promotes the dissemination and international recognition of the important contributions of Latin music and its creators to world culture, through scholarships, grants and educational programs. Last year, Abaroa became the president emeritus of The Latin Academy, a new senior advisory role that includes work on specific assigned projects.
ABOUT THE GRAMMY MUSEUM:
The GRAMMY Museum, founded in 2008, is a nonprofit organization dedicated to fostering a better understanding of the history and importance of music through exhibitions, education, grants, preservation projects and programs for the public. A tribute to our collective musical heritage, the Museum explores and celebrates all aspects of this art, from the technology of the recording process to the legendary artists who have left a lasting mark on our cultural identity. For more information visit www.grammymuseum.orglike the GRAMMY Museum on Facebook and follow @GRAMMYMuseum on Twitter and Instagram.
ABOUT THE LATIN RECORDING ACADEMY:
The Latin Recording Academy® is an international non-profit organization dedicated to promoting, celebrating, honoring, and amplifying Latin music and its creators. Founded as the international benchmark for Latin music, the organization is comprised of music professionals and produces the Annual Latin GRAMMY® Awards, The Biggest Night in Latin Music™, which recognizes excellence in the arts and sciences of Latin music. recording, in addition to offering educational and assistance programs to the music community through its Latin GRAMMY® Cultural Foundation. For more information, please visit LatinGRAMMY.com.
Jasmine Lywen Dill
The Latin Recording Academy
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THE GRAMMY MUSEUM® AND THE LATIN RECORDING ACADEMY® CHANGE THE NAME OF THEIR DIGITAL GALLERY OF LATIN CONTENT TO: THE GABRIEL ABAROA, JR. LATIN MEDIA GALLERY