The new series will feature two digital concerts filmed in Mexico City and São Paulo, presented in partnership with Meta
MIAMI (JULY 12, 2022) — The Latin Recording Academy® announced the start of its 2022 Latin GRAMMY® Acoustic Sessions with a digital concert featuring Latin GRAMMY nominee El Fantasma, accompanied by Latin GRAMMY winners, Los Dos Carnales and Lupita Infante, also a Latin GRAMMY and GRAMMY® nominee.
The concert—recorded at the Centro Cultural Roberto Cantoral in Mexico City—features renditions of songs chosen by the artists, with never-before-heard collaborations, duets and storytelling, against the dramatic backdrop of the architecturally significant venue.
“Through our Latin GRAMMY Acoustic Sessions, we aim to foster inclusive spaces where music creators can feature their craft, inspiring cultural appreciation, promotion and preservation of their respective genres,” said Manuel Abud, CEO of The Latin Recording Academy. “With so much new energy in the Mexican Regional genre, I’m thrilled that we are able to start the series with some of the new generation of talented artists.”
“It is an honor for me to get the chance to perform in this first-ever acoustic session focused on Regional Mexican music, and to bring my culture and my country’s musical traditions to a global audience,” said El Fantasma. “The Latin Academy represents so much—respect, excellence and the preservation and continued advancement of Latin music—and this is an experience that I will never forget.”
The full acoustic performance will be available via The Latin Recording Academy Facebook page on July 22, 2022, at 9:00 a.m. ET. After 48 hours, the performances will also be available exclusively on the artists’ Facebook pages for 90 days.
“Music videos are an exciting part of people's social experience on Meta's platforms. The Latin Recording Academy has been a longtime partner, supporting artists to express themselves, share their music and connect with fans around the world,” said Adrian Harley, Head of Music Label Partnerships for Meta in Latin America. “We're delighted to exclusively premiere the 2022 Latin GRAMMY Acoustic Sessions on Facebook.”
The Latin GRAMMY Acoustic Sessions began six years ago as a series of in-person events for small audiences offering intimate musical experiences combined with storytelling. In addition to showcasing established performers, they aim to promote the new generation of up-and-coming talent focusing on diversity and equity within each genre. Two years ago, the Latin GRAMMY Acoustic Sessions added a global digital franchise, providing access to Latin musical excellence for all.
Another digital concert from São Paulo will premiere later this month. Additional details, including the full line up, will be announced soon.
ABOUT THE LATIN RECORDING ACADEMY:
The Latin Recording Academy® is an international nonprofit dedicated to nurturing, celebrating, honoring and elevating Latin music and its creators. Established as the global authority on Latin music, the membership-based organization composed of music professionals, produces the annual Latin GRAMMY Awards®, The Biggest Night in Latin Music®, which honors excellence in the recording arts and sciences, in addition to providing educational and outreach programs for the music community through its Latin GRAMMY Cultural Foundation®. For more information, please visit LatinGRAMMY.com.
ABOUT EL FANTASMA:
Alexander García, a.k.a. El Fantasma, is a Regional Mexican singer that is part of the new wave of Mexillennials. Hailing from San José de Cañas, México, in 2016, he successfully debuted with “Mi 45” and the album Equipo Armado. Two years later, En El Camino got El Fantasma his first-ever Latin GRAMMY nomination for Best Banda Album. His music has become one of the most streamed around the world, and he recently completed a sold-out tour of the U.S., Mexico and Colombia.
ABOUT LOS DOS CARNALES:
Founded by brothers Imanol and Poncho Quezada, Los Dos Carnales quickly rose to fame in the Mexican norteño charts after the release of their debut album Te Lo Dije in 2018. They have collaborated on several songs with El Fantasma, including the 2020 hit “Cabrón y Vago,” and a year later they won the Latin GRAMMY for Best Norteño Music Album for Al Estilo Rancherón at the 22nd Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards®. Their most recent single “No Estaré Aquí” debuted earlier this year.
ABOUT LUPITA INFANTE:
Mexican American singer-songwriter Lupita Infante is deeply versed in the traditional mariachi, ranchera and norteño traditions, which she has successfully adapted for the millennial and Gen Z generations. As the granddaughter of iconic Mexican singer and actor Pedro Infante, she propels her family’s musical legacy forward with her own esteemed career. In 2020, her single “Dejaré” was nominated for a Latin GRAMMY, and a year later she received a GRAMMY® Award nomination for Best Regional Mexican Album for La Serenata.
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