Latin Grammys Pay Tribute to Puerto Rico in Sounds, Speeches BY SAEED NASIR

The Latin Grammy Honours were a love notice to Puerto Rico, with painters dedicating their honors and shows to the storm-ravaged island.


Luis Fonsi allows the honor for record of the entire year for “Despacito” at the 18th gross annual Latin Grammy Prizes at the MGM Grand Garden Industry on Thursday night, Nov. 16, 2017, in NEVADA.


NEVADA (AP) — Thursday’s Latin Grammy Accolades were a love notice to Puerto Rico, with several musicians and artists dedicating their shows and accolades to the island hard strike by Hurricane Maria.

Lin-Manuel Miranda, rapper Residente and singer-songwriter Luis Fonsi, most of Puerto Rican history, dedicated their honours with their homeland.

Fonsi’s global strike “Despacito” was the night’s big champion, making good on all of its nominations, including record and track of the entire year.

“This music is a hymn to Puerto Rico,” Fonsi said backstage. “Everything I really do, and everything I am going to do, now as part of your, is to keep celebrating my island, my culture, my homeland and my music, and make sure the general public is aware that Puerto Rico needs help.”


Miranda, acknowledged for his imaginative and philanthropic use the President’s Merit Prize, thanked his better half, his parents, his many collaborators and his Puerto Rican root base. He said he designed to advise the U.S. federal that the residents of the island place “are humans, too.”

The wedding ceremony, held at the MGM Grand Garden Market and broadcast go on Univision, opened up with an instant of silence for Puerto Rico, accompanied by a performance by one of its indigenous sons. Residente used a T-shirt emblazoned with the Puerto Rican flag he performed his melody “Hijos del Canaveral” (“Sons of Canaveral”), a tribute to his country.

He also triumphed in two accolades: urban record for his self-titled single debut and metropolitan songs for “Somos Anormales” (“WE LIVE Abnormal”). Ruben Rotor blades won the very best prize, recording of the entire year, for “Salsa Big Group.” Other winners included Shakira, for modern day pop recording, Juanes, for pop-rock record, and Vicente Garcia, who was simply known as best new designer.

A lot of the night’s honors were presented throughout a pre-telecast ceremony, as the live broadcast was dominated by shows, including Natalia Lafourcade, Maluma, Juanes, J Balvin, Lila Downs, CNCO, Mon Laferte, Nicky Jam and Carlos Vives.

Besides Puerto Rico, the Latin Grammys also possessed a political aspect. Multiple nominee Danay Suarez spoke about intimate harassment. Presenter Wilmer Valderrama urged visitors to “make record within the next 3 years.” Other performers known that music does not have any borders no walls.

Alejandro Sanz, who received a particular honor, used his time onstage to call focus on the “dreamers” afflicted by Leader Donald Trump’s suspension system of the Deferred Action for Years as a child Arrivals program.

As the Latin Saving Academy’s 2017 Person of the entire year, Sanz was feted throughout a starry gala before this week. On Thursday night, he performed a medley of his visits, closing with several teenagers onstage using T-shirts that read, “We’ve one aspiration.”

Sanz said backstage he was incredulous that such a choice could be produced “in this hundred years, in this country” with noticeable disregard for the folks it could impact.

“That is their country, in the long run,” he said. “They are the kids who’ll hold the courage to state a border won’t stop me. That is why I say that for each and every stone that’s located or every wall structure that’s built, there will be a call behind it to have it down.”

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