We already know the nominees for the 24th edition of the Latin Grammys, whose gala will take place at the Palacio de Congresos y Exposiciones in Seville on November 16 . This new edition of the prestigious and highly anticipated awards is not only special for being the first to be held outside the United States. The Latin Recording Academy has added three new categories(Best Songwriter of the Year, Best Singer-Songwriter Song and Best Urban Performance in Portuguese) to a list of nominees that includes up to nine artists from the seventh edition of Noches del Botánico.
Undoubtedly, Natalia has been the most awarded of all the representatives of our seventh edition. On July 8 and 9, she presented on our stage 'De Todas Las Flores', an album that is now nominated in the categories of 'Record of the Year', 'Album of the Year' and 'Best Singer-Songwriter Album' . The single taken from the album of the same name 'De Todas las Flores' completes the categories ('Song of the Year', 'Best Singer-Songwriter Song') to which the Mexican singer-songwriter aspires in this new delivery of the Latin Grammys.
"For someone who comes from such a small place like the island of La Palma to reach something so big with the Latin Grammys is something I thought I could not even dream of, "La Raíz" was born from my land, this is the most beautiful thing I could ever imagine". This is how Valeria Castro reacted in her X account when she found out that 'La Raíz' will be one of the candidates for the 'recently released' award for 'Best Singer-Songwriter Song'.
The most magical thing of all is that Silvana Estrada's 'Si Me Matan' is also on this same list, so the names of both authors are once again hand in hand, as happened just three months ago in our little oasis. Silvana and Valeria offered one of the most special and intimate shows of our program, where both nominated songs were the protagonists of a tribute to tradition and origins from a new folk perspective.
Those of us who were present at the Complutense University's Jardín Botánico on July 1st, know that it is no coincidence that Roberta Sá 's 'Sambasá' is presented as one of the favorite titles in the category of Best Salsa / Pagode Album. A 7-track LP that is synonymous with partying and fun when it is taken live. The singer from Natal repeats nomination in this section after she already did it in 2017 with 'Delírio No Circo'.
The other Brazilian icon of Noches del Botánico 2023 is Djavan, who will compete for 'Best Brazilian Popular Music Album' for his work 'D' and 'Best Song in Portuguese Language' for 'Num Mundo de Paz'.
It would be impossible to understand the programming of last July without the figure of the four authors that close this list of nominees. Niña Pastori celebrates a new joy in this 'Camino' with the nomination for 'Best Flamenco Music Album' and Fito Paez crowns a 30th anniversary at the height of a work of art like 'El Amor Después del Amor' with the nomination for 'Album of the Year' for 'EADDA9223', a category he shares with Natalia Lafourcade.
Omara Portuondo, at 92 years old, adds another milestone with the nomination for 'Best Traditional Tropical Album' with 'Vida' and Nicki Nicole continues to climb high with another presence thanks to 'Dispara', placed in the category 'Best Rap / Hip Hop Song'.