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Patria y Vida Is Awarded The Latin Grammy For Song Of The Year

“Homeland and life” , a song that has become an emblem of the protests against the Cuban government , won the Latin Grammy for song of the year on Thursday at the ceremony being held in Las Vegas (USA). ).

Yotuel, Gente de Zona, Descemer Bueno, Maykel Castillo “El Osorbo” and Funky are the interpreters of this song.

The Latin Grammy for song of the year recognizes the achievements of songwriters, while the recording of the year , which had already been announced for “Maybe” by Caetano and Tom Veloso , honors artists, producers and engineers of a song.

In the case of “Patria y vida”, composers who contributed to the theme such as Yadam González and Beatriz Luengo were also awarded .

“Homeland and life” prevailed over “By your side” (Paula Arenas), “Agua” (Tainy and J Balvin), “Sometimes” (Electric Diamond), “Hawaii” (Maluma) , “Beautiful song” (Carlos Vives and Ricky Martin), “My guitar” (Javier Limón, Juan Luis Guerra and Nella) and “Let our love be known” (Mon Laferte and Alejandro Fernández).

Also nominated were “If you had wanted” ( Pablo Alborán ), “Todo de ti” (Rauw Alejandro “),” God wanted it that way (Ricardo Montaner and Juan Luis Guerra) and “Vida de rico” (Camilo).

On stage, the authors of “Patria y vida” demanded “freedom for all political prisoners who are in Cuba.” The award for “Patria y vida” came just after this song was performed on stage in one of the highlights of the ceremony. “This song is dedicated to all political prisoners in Cuba, ” said “El Funky” before performing it.

In particular, “El Funky” referred to the leader of the San Isidro Movement (MSI) , Luis Manuel Otero Alcántara; and Maykel Castillo “El Osorbo”, who is another of the song’s authors. “El Funky” assured that tonight both were “present” in their “hearts. The performance ended with the five musicians shouting ” Long live Cuba libre. “

Dressed completely in white , the artists invited the audience to light up the darkness with their mobiles. and among the spectators a Cuban flag was seen. The song came preceded by an introduction by Gloria Estefan . “This song is an example of the power that music has to mobilize, inspire and unite us under the promise of a better day,, said. Estefan also referred to “Patria y vida” as “a hymn”.

The 22nd edition of the Latin Grammy is being celebrated this Thursday with a ceremony at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in the city of the game. This is the first face-to-face edition of the great party of the Latin Recording Academy since the pandemic began.

In 2020, the Latin Grammys had to be celebrated with a virtual act to avoid the coronavirus, but this year they bet on a great musical show and a red carpet with a multitude of artists.

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