Chucho Valdes Wins Special Cubadisco Award
Cuban pianist, composer and jazz musician Chucho Valdes and his band The Afrocuban Messengers won the Special Award at the 2012 International Cubadisco Fair with his record Chucho´s Steps.
Produced by the Colibri Label belonging to the Cuban Music Institute, the record includes 8 tracks that perfectly mix the main features of Latin jazz with Afro Cuban music genres.
Cubadisco´s Grand Prix went to Veinte Pianos (Twenty Pianos) by Ernan Lopez-Nussa, who also won awards in the Educational, CD-DVD and best producer categories.
Other productions that received awards included Jose Luis Cortes and NG la Banda for Mis 22 Años, 30 años by Son 14; and Sueños del pequeño Quin by Joaquín Betancourt.
The International Award went to Calle 13 and Italy’sGianlucaGrignanifor their latest productions Que entren los que quieran andRomántico Rock Show.