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“Patria y vida”, the Song of the Year that put the Cuban protests at the center of the scene


“Homeland and life”, the theme that became an emblem of the protests against the Government of Cuba, took the Latin Grammy to the Song of the Year at the ceremony that took place at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, United States.

Yotuel, Gente de Zona, Descemer Bueno, Maykel Castillo “El Osorbo” and “El Funky” are the composers who were recognized with this award.

From the stage, the artists claimed “freedom for all political prisoners who are in Cuba“, in what represented one of the political demonstrations that took place in the most remembered event in recent times.

“Homeland and life” was imposed in front of “By your side” (Paula Arenas), “Water” (Tainy and J Balvin), “Sometimes” (Electric Diamond), “Hawaii” (Maluma), “Beautiful song” (Carlos Vives and Ricky Martin), “My guitar” (Javier Limón, Juan Luis Guerra and Nella) and “Let our love be known” (Mon Laferte and Alejandro Fernández).

They were also nominated “If you had wanted to” (Pablo Alboran), “Everything about you” (Rauw Alejandro “),”God wanted it that way “ (Ricardo Montaner and Juan Luis Guerra) and “Rich life” (Camilo).

The Composers Of Patria Y Vida, Which Was Chosen As Song Of The Year At The 2021 Latin Grammy Awards. Photo Efe

The composers of Patria y Vida, which was chosen as Song of the Year at the 2021 Latin Grammy Awards. Photo EFE

The award for “Patria y vida” came just after this song was performed on stage, in one of the highlights of the ceremony.

This song is dedicated to all political prisoners in Cuba “, voiced “El Funky” before the show, which culminated with the five musicians yelling in unison “Long live free Cuba!”

For her part, the Cuban-American singer-songwriter Gloria Estefan, who was in charge of presenting the song, described it as “a hymn” and expressed: “This song is an example of the power that music has for mobilize, inspire and unite under the promise of a better day, to continue sowing that hope. ”

The Argentines awarded

Vicentico At The 2021 Latin Grammy Gala. Ap Photo

Vicentico at the 2021 Latin Grammy gala. AP Photo

Nathy Peluso, Vicentico, Andrés Calamaro and Red Tango were the Argentine artists awarded in the twenty-second edition of the Latin Grammy 2021.

Nathy Peluso won the category Best Alternative Music Album (Muscle cramp); Vincentian, Best Rock Album (The Bright Well) and Best Rock Song (Now 1); Calamaro shared with Tangana the Best Pop / Rock Song (Hong Kong), and Tinto Tango was recognized with the Best Tango Album (Tinto Tango plays Piazzolla).

This Wednesday, Fito Paez had received the Award for Musical Excellence from the Latin Recording Academy and, tonight, he served as one of the presenters along with María Becerra of the shortlist for Best Pop Vocal Album.

The big winners

Rubén Blades and Camilo were the big winners of the day, which had a very distributed and mostly male track record, with the presence of C. Tangana, who won three awards, and the star of the urban genre Bad Bunny.

Blades, who on Wednesday had been appointed Person of the Year 2021 in a very special tribute, he crowned his success with recognitions for the Album of the year (Salswing) and the Best Salsa Album (Salsa Plus), while Camilo, who had received ten nominations, was left with four awards: Best Pop Vocal Album (My hands), Best Pop Song (Rico’s Life), Best Urban Fusion (Tattoo Remix ft. Rauw Alejandro) and Best Tropical Song (God wanted it that way).

“I want to dedicate it to Indigo so that when he is born he feels proud of his father,” said the Colombian, referring to the baby he is expecting with his wife Evaluna Montaner.


Reference from clarin