Four Distinguished Research and Preservation Projects that Further the Cultural Understanding of Latin Music and its Rich Histories Will Receive Grants Totaling $20,000 USD
Miami, FL. (March 19, 2018)—The Latin GRAMMY Cultural Foundation® announced today the winners of its Research and Preservation Grant Program. This program provides grants to music institutions, nonprofit organizations, musicologists, and researchers around the world who are enhancing and preserving Latin music heritage. This year, an eclectic group of institutions and scholars will receive this support. The grants, with a maximum value of $5,000 USD each, support diverse initiatives: the Preservation Grants fund the archiving and preservation of Latin music and its unique customs, while the Research Grants support projects that emphasize historical and anthropological research, in addition to documenting traditions and Latin folklore.
"This year's winners have presented interesting and inspiring projects on not only Latin music, but also on the traditions, fusions, myths, and folklore that comprise the culture," said Manolo Díaz, Sr. Vice President of the Latin GRAMMY Cultural Foundation. "These projects will preserve, restore, and investigate the abundant practices and rituals of the craft, while making their findings accessible to the entire world."
Preservation Grants are being awarded to:
Research Grants are being awarded to:
The winners were selected among numerous qualified candidates by a committee of experts from Latin America, the Iberian Peninsula, and the United States. Since its inception in 2015 and as of today, the program has awarded more than $76,000 USD in grants, some of which have led to Latin GRAMMY® and GRAMMY® wins.
ABOUT THE LATIN GRAMMY CULTURAL FOUNDATION:
The Latin GRAMMY Cultural Foundation was established by The Latin Recording Academy® to promote international awareness and appreciation of the significant contributions of Latin music and its makers to the world's culture, and to protect its rich musical legacy and heritage. The Foundation's primary charitable focus is to provide scholarships to students interested in Latin music with financial needs, as well as grants to scholars and organizations worldwide for research and preservation of diverse Latin music genres. For additional information, please visit us at www.latingrammyculturalfoundation.com For the latest news and exclusive content follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.
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