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By Rainer Tuñón C.
The Panamanian singer and songwriter, Ruben Blades, was nominated for a Latin Grammy in ‘Album of the Year’ category, for his latest production, “Son de Panamá”, which was recorded with a Panamanian orchestra under the direction of Roberto Delgado.
The Latin Grammys ceremony will take place on November 19 in Las Vegas, Nevada. These awards are given by the Science and Recording Arts Latin Academy, which recognizes artistic and technical excellence for music recorded by Latin American professionals.
Blades, who also collaborated with Diego Torres, in the nominated song, “Hoy es Domingo”, competes against the Dominican singer and songwriter, Juan Luis Guerra, the Spaniards, María Toledo, Alejandro Sanz and Miguel Bosé, and the Mexicans, Pepe Aguilar and Natalia Lafourcade.
Blades said in his record production notes that the album, “Son de Panamá”, is almost 100% Panamanian, the same as, “La Rosa de los Vientos”, produced in 1996.
“The excellent musicians of the Roberto Ledesma orchestra, such as Juan Carlos “Wichy” Lopez, Luis Enrique Becerra, Carlos Perez Bido, Carlos Ubarte, Juan Berna and Raul “Toto” Rivera”, who accompany me in the record, as well as the technical part of the production, are Panamanian,” said the singer. Blades is currently working with the cast of the AMC miniseries “Fear The Walking Dead”, a spin off of “The Walking Dead”.