The 16th Annual Latin Grammy Awards took place last night at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, and The Orchard is proud to count four of our labels among the well-deserving winners!
Here’s a recap of the awards we picked up:
The award for Best Instrumental Album went to Ed Calle and Mamblue for Dr. Ed Calle Presents Mamblue [Mojito / Pimienta], an Afro-Cuban jazz masterpiece which features over a hundred notable South Florida jazz musicians. This was Ed Calle’s fifth Grammy nomination, so we’re thrilled to see him take home the prize this year.
Orquesta Del Tango de la Ciudad de Buenos Aires was awarded the honor of Best Tango Album for Homenaje A Astor Piazzolla [Epsa Music]. Since their inception in 1980, the Orquesta del Tango de la Ciudad de Buenos Aires has been directed by some of the most renowned “maestros” of the tango, including Horacio Salgan, Raul Garello, Carlos Garcia, Leopoldo Federico, Atilio Stampone, and Julian Plaza among others. Homenaje a Astor Piazzolla was recorded during a series of concerts at La Usina del Arte in 2014, which were a tribute to the compositions and life of the great Astor Piazzolla. For this tribute, the orchestra was directed by the maestros Juan Carlos Cuacci, Nestor Marconi and Raul Garello.
And Brazilian label Som Livre took home two awards, for Best Brazilian Rock Album with Suricato‘s Sol-Te, and Best Sertaneja Music Album going to Renato Teixeira & Sérgio Reis for Amizade Sincera II. Sol-Te is Suricato‘s second album. The band was one of the four finalists of the TV show Superstar in Brazil, where the quartet amazed the judges with their sophisticated mix of pop and folk, using unconventional instruments such as washboards, suitcase drums and a didgeridoo. Renato Teixeira and Sergio Reis have been great friends since the 1960’s and in 2010, they decided to celebrate this friendship on stage with the concert “Amizade Sincera.” Renato and Sergio have written many songs that have become part of Brazilian culture throughout their celebrated careers, as they represent the countryside, the thoughts and the feelings of the rural people of Brazil. Their music is acknowledged among the roots of the sertanejo genre.