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Cuban music celebrates another Grammy for Omara Portuondo

Havana, Nov 17 (Prensa Latina) Famous Cuban singer Omara Portuondo has just won a Latin Grammy for Best Traditional Tropical Album and the Cuban Institute of Music (ICM) proclaimed that Cuban music is celebrating today.

Omara with her album Vida was awarded this Thursday at the 24th edition of the Latin Grammy Awards, in a ceremony held in the Spanish city of Seville.

Her granddaughter Rocío Jiménez received the gramophone along with Guatemalan singer-songwriter Gaby Moreno, who in addition to performing on the phonogram, was in charge of the musical production, which earned her, her first nomination in that category.

The ICM highlighted the participation of musicians Natalia Lafourcade, Alexander Abreu, Andy Montañez, Orquesta Failde, Susana Baca, among other guests, in this award-winning phonogram.

Portuondo holds the record of being the first oldest Latin Grammy winner, being awarded when she was 79 years old.

According to records, she is the oldest to win this award in the category of Best Contemporary Tropical Album, when she won in 2009 for her album Gracias.

That same year she received the Academy’s Award for Musical Excellence during the 20th edition of the Latin Grammy Awards.


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