10th Annual Latin Grammy Nominees: Calle 13, Hello Seahorse!, Juan Son and others





I remember as a teenager getting very excited to know the Latin Grammy nominations, I felt they were edgy, and they still are, even edgier than Los Premios MTV. It’s their 10th anniversary and bashing on the Latin Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences year after year is an easy way out, and therefore boring, as they unveil their nominations this morning one can’t help but feel a bit depressed with the outcome. That’s if you care about them, which I’m sure most of you don’t, but from this side of the story it’s an important statement on pop culture, our pop culture.

Yes, the nominations suck for the most part, they’re all margined in conventions but before hating them we have to respect LARAS as a democratic group of professionals appreciating art as they feel. I could keep writing about the structure and why the nominations usually suck, but let’s start with the basics. If you’re a recording, commercial artist, (as in if you sell your music) you should become a member. If you released an album, how about you tell your label to get it into the competition? You can’t expect to see Juana Molina, El Guincho or Prietto Viaja Al Cosmos Con Mariano nominated if they’re not participating. But then again, LARAS shouldn’t make its members pay a yearly fee… and they shouldn’t exclude non-commercial music… too many things they shouldn’t do but I guess they need guidelines.

As usual, we got a chance to see the entry list in competition there was some very interesting stuff on there, like Gepe not only competing for Best New Artist but competing as Gepe Hungria. Also, the Alternative Music category is so rich and extensive and it seems like everyone wants to get in it. The General Rock category is once again abominable for the most part. The general category is way less ‘alternative’ than on previous years, but Calle 13 leads the nominations and that’s a good start, also, let’s give some props to a line of nominees we are extremely happy to find among the 50 or so categories. Full list of nominees here.

Calle 13, Café Tacvba, Chocquibtown, Natalia Lafourcade, Draco Rosa, Spinetta, Babasonicos, Kinky, Los Amigos Invisibles, Zoe, Hello Seahorse!, Camila Moreno, Juan Son.

7 comments :

JOSE LUIS MERCADO said...

Parece que al final se impugnó la prenominación de Shakira porque no cumplió los requisitos, sino no existe otra razón de que no haya entrada a la nómina habiendo aparecido... saludos...

JOSE LUIS MERCADO said...

Aunque Calle 13 tiene muchas chances por ser puertorriqueños, tampoco quiero hacerme ilusiones, fácil que Luis Fonsi le quita las categorías principales como Juanes el año pasado a Café Tacuba....ya no sería sorpresa...

JOSE LUIS MERCADO said...

Falta que menciones a Novalima que aunque se que no te gustan mucho, se destacan entre el promedio..

JOSE LUIS MERCADO said...

No sería "cool" que en el show de TV le dieran el premio a mejor video al de Arjona pero aparezca Residente y diga "pero Babasónicos tiene uno de los mejores videos de todos los tiempos"!!!!!

Meta-Luis said...

Hello Seahorse! ganando el grammy a mejor canción alternativa por Bestia... o al menos Juan Son por Nada... eso sí sería justicia.

el amarillo said...

Justicia es que los Grammy nominen gente que de verdad lo merezca, ya sabemos que no se puede... solo recuerdo esa vez que nominaron a Natalia lafourcade a mejor artista nuevo y ganó el David bisbal!!! Y después su show tan patético, como de stripper barato waaaahhhh y para colmo de males ponen a Natalia al lado de una de las williams para burlarse de su tamaño! que credibilidad le puedo dar a un show de estos?

Carlos Reyes said...

Buenisimos tus comments amarillo, siempre.

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