The maestro Chucho Valdés and his Afro-Cuban Messengers are competing in the Best Latin Jazz Album category with Border-Free (Jazz Village/Comanche Music), according to the Latin Academy of Recording website.
The disc recorded by singer Miriam Ramos is entered in the Best Traditional Tropical Album category with her triptych La Canción, from Colibrí Productions, winner of the Cubadisco 2013 Grand Prize. In this compilation, the singer undertakes a tour of Cuban genres, accompanied by excellent instrumentalists such as Ernán López-Nussa, Barbarito Torres and Rolando Luna.
The Santiaguero and Nacional Ignacio Piñeiro septets are in the same category, the first with the CD Vamos pa´la fiesta, from the Catalan Picap recording studios, in which they pay tribute to traditional Cuban music.
Ignacio Piñeiro entered the Latin Grammy's with the recording La Habana tiene su son, from the BisMusic label.
The work of other important Cuban artists was also recognized in other categories, although recorded by foreign groups and labels, such as String Quartet # 5, by the maestro Leo Brouwer, a piece included in the Beatlerianas, by the Havana String Quartet, from Zoho Classix.
The awards ceremony for the 14th edition of the 2013 Latin Grammy Awards takes place in Las Vegas, November 20-21. It is expected that another Cuban, Juan Formell, is to be presented with the Latin Grammy for Excellence.