Latin music legends honored

Panamanian composer inducted to Hall of Fame

The renowned Panamanian composer, Omar Alfanno.

The renowned Panamanian composer, Omar Alfanno.

Omar Alfanno, the renowned Panamanian composer, was inducted to the Latin Songwriters Hall of Fame during their second annual gala held Saturday, October 18. The event, which took place in Miami, was held to honor Latin music legends such as Gloria Estefan, Lolita de la Colina and Rafael Pérez Botija.

Singers Luis Enrique, Beatriz Luengo and Angel Lopez paid tribute to Alfanno’s musical career, interpreting a few of his hits such as “Así es la Vida,” “Date Un Chance,” “Conciencia” and “Que Alguien Me Diga.”

This is not the first time Alfanno has received such recognition. In 2010, Billboard Magazine named his composition, “A Puro Dolor,” as Song of the Decade for its success in the year 2000 when it sold 4 million copies worldwide and maintained the number one spot for 21 weeks on Billboard’s “Hot Latin Tracks Chart.”

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