From the Wires
Miami Takes the Grammy for Best Tropical Latin Album of the Year
By: PR Newswire
Feb. 11, 2013 08:30 PM
MIAMI, Feb. 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Puerto Rican producer, composer, pianist and director of La Riquena orchestra, MARLOW ROSADO, received the Grammy award for Best Tropical Latin Album of the Year for his work "RETRO," during the 55th annual Grammy Awards of the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences, held in the Staples Center in Los Angeles.
The award of an American Grammy in the Tropical category is a distinction achieved by very few Hispanic artists. That distinction grows when the winner is a teacher who has shared his musical knowledge with the children of Miami's primary schools; and the satisfaction is even greater considering that competition for the award included talents like Eddie Montalvo and the bachatero Romeo Santos.
Marlow grew up in Catano, Puerto Rico listening to Salsa Dura, Andy Montanez, Papo Luca y su Sonora Poncena, Ismael Miranda, Ismael Rivera and the others who led the way during the 70's. "RETRO" was produced as a sincere homage to the best and the greatest of the Golden Age of Salsa, integrating elements of modern music while not losing the essence of the original work. He is accompanied in the work by a select group of musicians and singers, as well as some of the living legends of the genre.
"RETRO," now available through all on-line stores, features other guest artists such as Bobby Cruz, Tony Vega, Luigi Texidor, Marlon Fernandez, Kevin Ceballo, Tito Puente, Jr., bassist Salvador Cuevas and Quique Domenech with a stylish revival of "Adoracion", "Anacaona", "Fuego a la Jicotea", Marvin Santiago's classic, Senor Sereno, Naci Moreno y Jibaro soy; as well as other artists from different Caribbean countries including Venezuela, Colombia and Panama, who join in and harmonize with the impeccable sound of "La Riquena."
Marlow graduated in music education and obtained his master's degree in Jazz. He taught for nine years in the elementary schools of Miami as he pursued a career in the music industry. He has been nominated for a Grammy in the past for his participation in the Alejandra Guzman production of Lipstick; he has worked with such stars as Desmond Child, Marc Anthony, Ricky Martin, Yolandita Monge, and Noelia and acted as orchestra director for stars such as Tito Nieves and the legendary Celia Cruz.
Media Contact: Ana Elena Sanchez
SOURCE Anesa TV
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