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Diego el Cigala and Bebo Valdés win a Latin
Grammy and start USA tour with ‘Lágrimas Negras’

The cantaor ant pianist perform with ‘Lágrimas Negras’ in Los Angeles, New York
and Miami on September 2nd, 8th and 9th

Flamenco-world.com, September 2004

The Latin Grammy ‘for the year's best tropical traditional album’ tops off the triumphant course of ‘Lágrimas Negras’, the album on which cantaor Diego el Cigala and Cuban pianist Bebo Valdés sealed the encounter between flamenco and bolero. Backed by the prestigious award, the duo is taking advantage of their stay in the United States to offer a tour stopping at three main cities: Los Angeles (Wilshire Theater, Thursday, September 2nd), New York (Beacon Theater, Wednesday, September 8th) and Miami (Jackie Gleason Theater, Thursday, September 9th).


Diego el Cigala and Bebo Valdés in the Latin Grammy 2004 (Photo: Grammy.com Wirelmage)

Diego el Cigala and Bebo Valdés during the rehearsal of the ceremony for Latin Grammy 2004 (Photo: Grammy.com Wirelmage)

The Grammy won by Diego el Cigala and Bebo Valdés joins an already long list of awards, among them, best album of the year for 2003 by ‘The New York Times’, four awards in the Amigo Prizes, given by Spain's record industry, platinum record in Spain (over one hundred thousand copies sold) and the 2003 Ondas Prize. All of them endorse the success of the encounter between the flamenco cantaor and the Cuban pianist, with Fernando Trueba mediating. The Spanish filmmaker, director of the film about latin jazz ‘Calle 54’, produced the album with his label Calle 54 Records and shot the documentary ‘Lágrimas Negras’, released on a double DVD that also includes the live concert.

Flamenco Grammy

 

Paco de Lucía
   

In the category of flamenco, the Grammy - established by the Latin Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences’ - went as was predictable to Paco de Lucía for the album ‘Cositas buenas’, which rivaled Enrique Morente, El Lebrijano, Raimundo Amador and El Pele & Vicente Amigo. The flamenco guitar maestro is continuing a tour with this new album which audiences have already been able to enjoy live in the United States, Canada, Germany and Italy, among other countries. In September, the musician is scheduled to perform with his new band in several cities in Spain (with a stop at Seville's Bienal on the 14th) and Portugal. The flamenco Grammy has already distinguished Pepe de Lucía, Chocolate and Vicente Amigo in previous editions.

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More information:

Diego el Cigala offers the platinum album 'Lágrimas Negras' to the readers of Flamenco-world.com

Interview with Bebo Valdés, pianist (July 2003)

Shower of prizes for Diego el Cigala and Bebo Valdés

El Pele and Vicente Amigo, Paco de Lucía, Raimundo Amador, El Lebrijano and Enrique Morente compete for the 2004 Latin Grammy for ‘best flamenco album’

Flamenco defends its nominations for the 2003 Latin Grammies

 
 
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