"Our deepest condolences extend to his family, friends, the great country of Brazil and music lovers all over the world who have lost a brilliant musician."
"It is with great sadness that The Latin Recording Academy says goodbye to an extraordinary singer, Olga Guillot. A 2007 Latin Recording Academy Lifetime Achievement Award recipient, Guillot was an exceptionally talented performer with a powerful, sultry voice and a flair for the dramatic, which earned her the title "Reina del Bolero" (Queen of the Bolero)."
While Serious Challenges Remain, There Are Still Good News for Latin America
GRAMMY® and Latin GRAMMY® winner Franco Giordani spent his 25-year musical career as a sought-after engineer and producer.
It would seem unthinkable that the history of tango, an art form declared Intangible Patrimony of Humanity by UNESCO in 2009, and celebrated in concert halls and ballrooms around the world, could simply vanish in a fog of apathy and carelessness. And yet, according to TangoVia Buenos Aires, a non-profit organization based in Buenos Aires and dedicated to educational projects and the preservation and dissemination of tango, of more than 100.000 tango recordings done between 1902 and 1995, which marks the end of the analog era in Argentina, less than 20 per cent are available on a digital format.
"It is with a heavy heart that The Latin Recording Academy® bids farewell to singer and The Latin Recording Academy's 2006 Lifetime Achievement recipient Graciela."
At this time, we would like to call on your attention to lend a hand to Haiti. The people from Haiti need our help. The Latin Recording Academy suggests donations are made to the Red Cross. http://american.redcross.org/site/PageServer?pagename=ntld_main&s_src=RSG000000000&s_subsrc=RCO_Donate_OnlineGiving