Cubadisco Awards 20-21
Havana, May 19 (RHC)—Cuba’s record company Bis Music of Artex celebrated on Tuesday the Cubadisco Awards garnered by musicians on its catalog.
Bis Music was the most awarded record company at this year’s 24th edition of the top event of the Cuban music industry with 15 out of 49 prizes. A gala performance entitled ‘Que la música no falte’ and featuring renowned, Cubadisco-winning musicians was broadcast at 9:00 p.m. Tuesday on Canal Clave channel of Cuban television, with simultaneous streams on the YouTube channel of Bis Music.
The gala, from Havana’s Fine Arts Museum, celebrating also International Museum Day, included performances by Manolito Simonet, Ernesto Blanco, Adrián Berazaín, La Reyna y La Real, Liuba María Hevia, Robertico Carcassés, Enrique Lazaga, Ronkalunga, Polito Ibáñez and David Blanco, among others.
Among the latest musical productions released under Bis Music label one stands out –the first album of La Alianza Musical Cubana (Cuban Musical Alliance) entitled Al Son del Caballero, winner of three Cubadisco awards: Best Dance Music Album, Best Producer and Cubadisco Grand Prize.
Also memorable was the Special Prize granted by the jury to Adalberto Álvarez on occasion of the 35th anniversary of Adalberto Alvarez y su Son.
Meanwhile, several Bis Music productions were awarded prizes in the category of Musical Heritage. These were ‘Piano de Cuba. Mario Romeu’, ‘Mamasoga’, by David Álvarez and ‘De Cuerpos y Formas’, by Barbarito Torres and guests.
Also, notable was the prize in the category of best song album awarded to Haydée Milanés for her album Amor De Luxe, in which she sings new versions of iconic tunes written by her father Pablo Milanés, featuring duets with other high caliber Cuban and foreign musicians.
As if this were not enough, Duo Cofradía was presented with the Cubadisco Award for Best Contemporary Song for their album ‘Tal Como Somos’; singer-songwriter Yaíma Orozco was awarded the prize for best new trova music album for ‘Mi Libertad’, and singer-songwriter Liuba María Hevia won the Cubadisco Award for Best Children’s Music Album for ‘Liuba Canta a Gabilondo Soler.’
Also, well received by Cuban music lovers were the Cubadisco Awards granted to Ruy Adrián López-Nussa in the category of First Work for his album ‘Dos Lenguajes’, and to Maikel Dinza in the category of dance music album for ‘Manigua’.
Likewise, the album, by José María Vitier and guests was awarded the jury’s special prize. Dedicated to Havana on its 500th anniversary, ‘Yo te amo Ciudad’ was released under Bis Music label in 2019.
Besides the Cubadisco awards, Artex and its record label Bis Music released a five-part audiovisual series entitled ‘Locos por la Música’ by José Manuel García Suárez, on some of the top products developed by Bis Music and Artex over the past few years. It includes also interviews with renowned figures on issues related with the music industry and the release of new music videos, among other proposals and surprises.