Pepe Aguilar, Pablo Alborán, Enrique Bunbury, José María Cano accompanied by his son Dani, El Mariachi Sol de México de José Hernández, Iza, Beatriz Luengo, Ara Malikian, La Marisoul, Vetusta Morla, Orianthi, Monsieur Periné, Piso 21, Draco Rosa, Gilberto Santa Rosa
and Sebastián Yatra to perform at
The 2018 Latin Recording Academy Person Of The Year™ Gala
Jaime Camil and Soledad Pastorutti to host the event
Special appearances by Mana’s own guests: Daniel Habif and Arthur Hanlon
Star-Studded Gala and Tribute Dinner Presented by Pepsi
MIAMI (November 13, 2018) — The Latin Recording Academy® today announced the list of artists scheduled to perform at the 2018 Latin Recording Academy Person of the Year™ Gala honoring Maná, which includes current nominees Pablo Alborán, Enrique Bunbury, Mariachi Sol de México de José Hernández, Iza, Beatriz Luengo, Vetusta Morla, Monsieur Periné, Gilberto Santa Rosa, and Sebastián Yatra. In adition four-time Latin GRAMMY® winner Pepe Aguilar and two-time Latin GRAMMY® and GRAMMY® winner Draco Rosa; as well as José María Cano accompanied by his son Dani, Daniel Habif, Arthur Hanlon, Ara Malikian, La Marisoul, Orianthi and Piso 21 will also perform.
The 2018 Latin Recording Academy Person of the Year Gala will honor six-time Latin GRAMMY® and four-time GRAMMY® winner, Maná for their extraordinary creative accomplishments and philanthropic contributions to the Latin community, as well as for their steadfast and dedicated support of environmental preservation and protection, as well as human rights.
Pepsi will serve as the evening’s presenting sponsor and will make an important scholarship donation to the Latin GRAMMY Cultural Foundation® to help four students pursue their music studies.
Other official-level sponsors include Bulova, Google, Hennessy, Estrella Jalisco, McDonald's, Nissan, L’Oréal Paris, Las Vegas and Walmart.
Jaime Camil and Soledad Pastorutti will host the event held at a sold-out gala on Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018 at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas. The event precedes the 19th Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards®, airing live on the Univision Network Nov. 15 from 8–11 p.m. ET/PT (7 p.m. Central) from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.
The Latin Person of the Year recognition is bestowed upon musicians as a recognition of their artistic achievements in the music industry, and for their commitment to philanthropy. Past honorees include Marc Anthony, Miguel Bosé, Roberto Carlos, Plácido Domingo, Emilio Estefan, Gloria Estefan, Vicente Fernández, Juan Gabriel, Gilberto Gil, Juan Luis Guerra, Julio Iglesias, José José, Ricky Martin, Carlos Santana, Alejandro Sanz, Joan Manuel Serrat, Shakira and Caetano Veloso.
Nine-time Latin GRAMMY and three-time GRAMMY winner Rafa Sardina will be the executive producer of the prestigious event. Greg Fera will serve again as the event producer, and Gustavo Borner, who has received eleven Latin GRAMMYs™ and five GRAMMYs will be in charge of the sound for the night. The musical production and coordination of the event will be managed by Moon Moosic, Inc.
The net proceeds from the gala will go towards supporting the charitable work of the Latin GRAMMY Cultural Foundation whose mission is to further international awareness and appreciation of the significant contributions of Latin music and its makers to the world’s culture through scholarships, fellowships, grants, and educational programs. The Foundation's primary charitable focus is to provide scholarships to students interested in Latin music with financial need, as well as grants to scholars and organizations worldwide for research and preservation of diverse Latin music genres.
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ABOUT THE LATIN RECORDING ACADEMY:
The Latin Recording Academy is an international, membership-based organization comprised of Spanish- and Portuguese-speaking recording artists, musicians, songwriters, producers and other creative and technical recording professionals. The organization is dedicated to improving the quality of life and cultural condition for Latin music and its makers. In addition to producing the Latin GRAMMY Awards to honor excellence in the recorded arts and sciences, The Latin Recording Academy provides educational and outreach programs for the Latin music community either directly or through its Latin GRAMMY Cultural Foundation. For more information about The Latin Recording Academy, please visit LatinGRAMMY.com.
The Lippin Group on behalf of The Latin Recording Academy:
Elina Adut: EAdut@lippingroup.com
The Latin Recording Academy:
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