The Latin Alternative Music Conference proves its relevance with 18 Alumni nominated for Latin Grammys this year.
18 Artists from The LAMC Nominated For Latin Grammy’s This Year
The Latin Alternative Music Conference (LAMC) issued a release today congratulating all 18 former LAMC performers who are nominated for the Latin Grammy’s, to be held in Las Vegas this week.
The LAMC has been serving the "midas touch" to past performers and artists since it's early beginnings 15 years ago launching the careers of many artists including Zoe and Kinky just to name a few. The LAMC convenes in New York City every year bringing together new talents looking to be discovered while allowing them the opportunity to rub shoulders with the "Who's who" of the Latin Alternative industry including major labels, festival organizers, and television and print media.
Fifteen seems to be the theme this year as the Latin Grammy's celebrate their 15 year anniversary as well. The plan is to celebrate by showcasing a varied and rich selection of artists that include 6 different performers from LAMC 2014: Babasónicos, Ana Tijoux, Juana Molina, Illya Kuryaki & The Valderramas, ChocQuibTown and Caloncho who are all nominated this year.
Full list of nominated LAMC alumni below. ¡Buena Suerte!
Album of the Year: Jarabe de Palo (Somos), Calle 13 (MultiViral), Lila Downs, Niña Pastori y Soledad (Raíz), Rubén Blades (Tangos)
Song of the Year: Jorge Drexler & Ana Tijoux (Universos Paralelos), Calle 13 (Ojos Color Sol)
Best Urban Performance: Calle 13 (Adentro)
Best Urban Music Album: Calle 13 (Multiviral)
Best Urban Song: Ana Tijoux (Vengo), Calle 13 (Adentro), Calle 13 (Cuando Los Pies Besan El Piso)
Best Alternative Music Album: Babasónicos (Romantisismico), Caloncho (Fruta)
Best Alternative Song: Calle 13 (El Aguante), Babasónicos (La Lanza), Paté De Fuá (Vamos a Morir)
Best Pop/Rock Album: Jarabe de Palo (Somos)
Best Rock Album: Don Tetto (Don Tetto), Molotov (Agua Maldita), Enrique Bunbury (Palosanto)
Best Rock Song: Jarabe de Palo (Somos), Jumbo (Sin Respuesta), Enrique Bunbury (Palosanto)
Best Tango Album: Rubén Blades (Tangos)
Best Recording Package: Juana Molina (Wed 21)
Producer of the Year: Rafa Arcaute from Illya Kuryaki & the Valderramas (Aplaudan En La Luna), Eduardo Cabra from Calle 13 (MultiViral)
Best Short Form Music Video: La Vida Boheme (Flamingo), Babasónicos (La Lanza), Calle 13 (Adentro), Zoé (Arrullo de Estrellas)
Best Long Form Music Video: Café Tacvba (El Objeto Antes Llamado Disco- La Película)
Best New Artist: Caloncho
Check out this video montage to see what the LAMC is all about: https://vimeo.com/107499998
Kesta was there covering the LAMC this year, check out our gallery of pictures here.
The next LAMC is scheduled for July 2015!