CAMI, ALESSIA CARA, PAULA FERNANDES, FONSECA, JUAN LUIS GUERRA, JESSE & JOY, MON LAFERTE, PABLO LÓPEZ, MORAT, ORIANTHI,
OZUNA, FITO PÁEZ, DRACO ROSA, ROSALÍA, ALEJANDRO SANZ,
AND SEBASTIÁN YATRA TO PERFORM AT THE
2019 LATIN RECORDING ACADEMY PERSON OF THE YEAR™
GALA HONORING JUANES
Event to feature special performance from Latin GRAMMY Cultural Foundation® scholarship recipients and the Foundation’s global ambassador Sofia Carson
MIAMI (NOV. 7 , 2019) — The Latin Recording Academy® today announced the lineup of artists scheduled to perform at the 2019 Latin Recording Academy Person of the Year™ gala honoring Juanes. Performers include current Latin GRAMMY Awards® nominees Cami, Alessia Cara, Paula Fernandes, Fonseca, Juan Luis Guerra, Mon Laferte, Morat, Ozuna, Draco Rosa, Rosalía, Alejandro Sanz, and Sebastián Yatra. In addition six-time Latin GRAMMY® and GRAMMY® winners Jesse & Joy; six-time Latin GRAMMY winner and GRAMMY nominee Fito Páez; and past Latin GRAMMY nominee Pablo López will also perform; and acclaimed guitarist Orianthi will also take the stage. Attending guests will enjoy a special presentation from comedian Andrés López.
The 2019 Latin Recording Academy Person of the Year gala will honor 23-time Latin GRAMMY and two-time GRAMMY-winning singer, composer, musician, and philanthropist Juanes for his creative artistry, unprecedented humanitarian efforts, support of rising artists, and philanthropic contributions to the world.
The sold-out, star-studded tribute concert will feature renditions of some of Juanes' renowned repertoire and will take place on Nov. 13, 2019, at the MGM Grand Conference Center in Las Vegas. The event precedes the 20th Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards®, airing live on the Univision Network on Nov. 14 from 8–11 p.m. ET/PT (7 p.m. Central) from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.
This year's Latin Person of the Year gala will feature a performance from Latin GRAMMY Cultural Foundation® scholarship recipients accompanied by the Latin GRAMMY Foundation's global ambassador Sofia Carson.
Pepsi will return for the second year in a row as the evening's presenting sponsor with a special gala tribute video featuring footage captured at the Pepsi Backstage Lounge during rehearsals. Additionally, Pepsi will once again collaborate with the Latin GRAMMY Cultural Foundation to help four students pursue their music studies by providing $10,000 Tuition Assistance Scholarships to each. Other participating, official-level sponsors include Bulova, Hennessy, the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority, Mastercard, Nissan, Oreo, and Walmart.
Latin Recording Academy President/CEO Gabriel Abaroa Jr. will be the executive producer of the prestigious gala and Eduardo Osorio, the assistant executive producer. Greg Fera will serve again as the event producer, and Gustavo Borner, who has received 11 Latin GRAMMYs and five GRAMMYs, will be in charge of the sound for the night. The talent coordination will fall under the management of Moon Moosic, Inc., and the musical directors for the evening are Lee Levin six-time Latin GRAMMY and GRAMMY winner; and Doug Emery.
Net proceeds from the 2019 Latin Recording Academy Person of the Year gala will go toward 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, 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. A portion of the proceeds will benefit Fundación Mi Sangre, founded by Juanes in his native Colombia.
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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.
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, as well as grants to scholars and organizations worldwide for research and preservation of diverse Latin music genres. Take action in supporting our mission by donating today via our Facebook page. For additional information, please visit us at www.latingrammyculturalfoundation.com. For the latest news and exclusive content, follow us at @latingrammyfdn on Twitter and Instagram, and Latin GRAMMY Cultural Foundation on Facebook.
ABOUT MI SANGRE FOUNDATION:
Mi Sangre is a nonprofit organization that believes that peace is built from every individual. Founded thirteen years ago by the singer, composer, and social leader Juan Esteban Aristizábal, Juanes, with the aim of co-creating protective environments where children and young people can discover and exercise their powers as builders of peace. Mi Sangre develops and implements methodologies so that people impacted by violence begin to believe in themselves and other members of their community, discover and strengthen their abilities as children and youth leaders of change, and promote a culture of peace in their territory. This method allows Mi Sangre to address problems such as forced recruitment, child labor, use and abuse of psychoactive substances, different types of violence, and violation of rights.
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