Cuban Pianist Chucho Valdes Wins another Grammy & makes music for Haiti

The award was granted to Valdes for the album "Juntos Para Siempre" (Together Forever), in which he plays with his father Maestro Bebo Valdes.

Chuco Valdes, who now has four Grammy awards, is a pianist, composer and instrumentalist regarded by critics as one of the top four jazz players of the world.

Other winners were Puerto Rican duo Calle 13, Austrian keyboarder Joe Zawinul and trumpet player Terence Blanchard while the Record of the Year award went to Kings of Leon for ‘Use Somebody' beating other nominees such as Beyonce, the Black Eyed Peas, Lady Gaga and Taylor Swift. Beyonce was the big winner of the night with six awards while the Black Eyed Peas received three.

Cuba News Agency

Cuban musician and Goodwill Ambassador of the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), Jesus ‘Chucho' Valdes, announced on Wednesday that he is composing a musical piece for the people of Haiti.

The information was known through a press communiqué by the pianist and winner of four Grammy awards who added that he is giving the final touches to a piece entitled ‘Haiti volverá' (Haiti will Come Back).

"It is almost ready and I will soon start working with my band to record it and take it to the whole world," said the musician, who has also won other significant international awards.

Chucho Valdes noted that the profits of this record will be donated to Haiti to contribute to the recovery efforts in this Caribbean nation whose capital, Port-au-Prince, was recently devastated by an earthquake that left millions of victims, including thousands of people dead.

Cuban News Agency