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Thursday, 1 June 2017
CubaDisco 2017: prizes for Buena Fe, Pablo Milanes, Yissy and Bandancha and more
by: Cuban News Agency
The album Sobreviviente, by popular duet Buena Fe, won the Grand Prize at Cubadisco 2017 International Fair, which took place in Havana 14-21 May. Recorded with local record label EGREM, the work includes 13 tracks written by Israel Rojas, and one co-authored with Frank Delgado and Vicente Trigo. The album won two other awards for Best Fusion Album and Best Sound Realization, announced in the awards gala held at Havana´s Astral Theatre.
The jury also awarded an Extraordinary Award to the album Discografia 50 titulos, by Pablo Milanes, and another for Artistic Excellence to the CD Alma con Alma, by maestro Frank Fernandez, produced by Bis Music and Colibri record labels, respectively.
The Best Trova Album Award went to Como si fueran mias, by Eduardo Sosa (Colibri), while Ultima Noticia, by Yissi and Bandancha, earned the prize for Best Debut Album.
Other winners were Notas al viento, by Emilio Martini, which was chosen as Best Instrumental Music work; Blues con Montuno, by Bobby Carcasses (Best Jazz Soloist): and Mis duetos, by Beatriz Márquez (Best Song Album).
In popular dance music, the awards went to Música cubana: Llegó El Expreso, by Aisar y el expreso de Cuba, and Mis 21 años, by Giraldo Piloto y Klimax.
Liuba María Hevia with her CD Liuba canta a María Elena Walsh, earned the Best Music for Children Award, and the Best Choral and Vocal Music Award went to Vocal Sampling band.
The Cuban record festival, devoted to the 150th anniversary of Sindo Garay´s birth, took place in various stages of Havana and its program includes concerts, album releases and many other activities.