Due Buena Fe Sobreviviente wins Grand Prize at Cubadisco 2017

The album Sobreviviente, by popular duet Buena Fe, won the Grand Prize of the Cubadisco 2017 International Fair, which runs in this city until May 21st.

Recorded with EGREM record label, the work includes 13 tracks written by Israel Rojas, and one co-authored with Frank Delgado and Vicente Trigo.

The phonogram won two other recognitions as Best Fusion Album and Best Sound Realization, as it was announced in the awards gala held at Havana´s Astral Theatre.

The jury of the contest also awarded an Extraordinary Award to the phonogram Discografia 50 titulos, by Pablo Milanes, and another to the Artistic Excellence to the CD Alma con Alma, by maestro Frank Fernandez, produced by Bis Music and Colibri record labels, respectively.

The Best Trova Album Award went to Como si fueran mias, by Eduardo Sosa (Colibri), while Ultima Noticia, by Yissi and Bandancha, earned the prize as Best Debut Album.

Other winners were Notas al viento, by Emilio Martini, which was chosen as Best Instrumental Music work; Blues con Montuno, by Bobby Carcasses (Best Jazz Soloist): and Mis duetos, by Beatriz Márquez (Best Song Album).

In popular dancing music the awards went to Música cubana. Llegó El Expreso, by Aisar y el expreso de Cuba, and Mis 21 años, by Giraldo Piloto y Klimax.

Liuba María Hevia with her CD Liuba canta a María Elena Walsh, earned the Best Musica for Chidren Award, and the Best Choral and Vocal Music Award went to Vocal Sampling band.

The Cuban album party, devoted to the 150th anniversary of Sindo Garay´s birth, will take place in various stages of Havana and its program includes concerts, album releases and many other activities. (ACN)

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Cuban record label to present 47 discs at Cubadisco Awards

A total of 47 albums under EGREM Record Label have been submitted to compete in the 21st edition of the Cubadisco Awards, to be held next May, in Havana.

During a working visit to the city of Santiago de Cuba, Mario Escalona, EGREM general director, told the press that Siboney Studios, in this Cuban Eastern city, have a prominent presence in the aforementioned amount.

He said that EGREM has a new proposal consisting in a digital stand, in which, from a novel system of applications to reproduce music, people will have access to the songs and lyrics of their preference.

Likewise, with the collaboration of the ETECSA Telecommunications Company and DESOFT National Software Company, it will be possible to download award-winning albums in previous editions of the contest, he added.

Escalona highlighted the presentation at the Cubadisco event of a project which, initiated last June and headed by the Ministry of Culture and the United Nations Industrial Development Organization, with the support of the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA), will contribute to promote Cuban music.

Yolaida Duarte, manager of the project, named ¨Strengthening competitiveness, organizational performance and export capacity of the Cuban music industry, ¨explained that along with other actions, this initiative will include workshops on copyright and training activities for producers, directors, artists and other specialists of that branch.

The project will also conduct research that will provide an information and analysis system to evaluate the performance of Cuban music, as well as its national and international impact.

Sponsored by the Cuban Institute of Music, the Cubadisco Awards have promoted exchange among theorists, creators and executives linked to the music world, who come together every year to recognize talent and think about new ways of development and promotion of this artistic aspect.

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