Oscar D’León, Juan Formell, Roberto Menescal, Totó La Momposina, Palito Ortega, Eddie Palmieri, and Miguel Ríos will be honored with The Latin Recording Academy’s Lifetime Achievement Award, and Mario Kreutzberger aka “Don Francisco” and Pedro Ramírez Velázquez are the recipients of the prestigious Trustees Award, it was announced by The Latin Recording Academy. These honorees will be acknowledged at a special invitation-only ceremony on Wednesday, Nov. 20, at the Four Seasons Hotel Las Vegas as part of the weeklong 14th Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards® celebration.
“It is with great pride that we announce this year’s honorees, who not only epitomize the essence of true masters of their craft and genre, but represent the global musical spectrum that encompasses the Latin community at large,” said Gabriel Abaroa Jr., President/CEO of The Latin Recording Academy. “We continue to be humbled by their contributions to the musical legacy of the Latin world, and celebrate and honor their accomplishments and the talent that they have graciously shared with us over the decades, which will continue to endure for generations to come.”
Lifetime Achievement Awards: This Special Award is presented by vote of The Latin Recording Academy’s Board of Trustees to performers who have made creative contributions of outstanding artistic significance to the field of recording during their careers.