The Panamanian singer-songwriter and musician, Rubén Blades, won a Latin Grammy for “Best Salsa Album” with Salsa Plus, during the premiere of the 22nd Annual Awards of the important awards, this Thursday afternoon.
The recognition was received by Roberto Delgado & Orquesta. the leader of the band of the same name, offered a few words of thanks.
It should be noted that Rubén Blades and Roberto Delgado & Orquesta, are also nominated in the category “Album of the Year” by SALSWING, whose winner will be announced at the awards gala, tonight starting at 8:00 pm and can be seen on Univision or TNT.
Tribute as “Person of the Year”
This Wednesday night, the “Person of the Year” gala, in which Rubén Blades received a great tribute from several colleagues who offered their talent and voices to interpret his most iconic songs such as El Cantante, Looking for Guayaba, Me Remember You, Ligia Elena, Amor y Control, Tiburón, Paula C, Decisiones, El Padre Antonio and El Monaguillo Andrés, Homeland, Looking for America and Camaleón .
Blades is expected to perform tonight at the Latin Grammy ceremony with Roberto Delgado & Orquesta, with whom he will kick off the “Salswing Tour!” by the United States as of November 20.
The awards gala will be at the MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas.
This year is historic for Panama, as several Panamanians are on the list of nominees for the Gramys Awards.
One of them is the urban genre singer, Boza, in the category of “Best New Artist”; while Sech, Dímelo Flow and Mista Bombo are nominated as composers in the Best Urban Song category with the theme “A Fuego”, performed by the Colombian singer Farina; the latter was mentioned in the premiere and did not win the award.