By: Fredwill Hernandez
As part of the weeklong 18th Annual Latin GRAMMY® Week festivities, Broadcast Music, Inc.® (BMI®), a global leader in music rights management, in a collaborative effort with Rebeleon Entertainment, along with sponsors that included Univision, Talento Uno [Music], Full Sail University, Lurssen Mastering, Kmart, Peermusic, Sony /ATV Music Publishing, Universal Music Latin Entertainment and Warner /Chappel, who donated and joined the cause for the 7th Annual Los Producers live charity music show hosted by Emmy award-winning TV host and radio personality Carlos Alvarez and EMMY award-winning TV host, producer, and influencer Pili Montilla, was held Wed.- Nov 15, at The Hard Rock Cafe, Las Vegas, NV.
“One day in Miami, Fl., a couple of us [musicians] got together to play, as the word spread within our peers and the Latin music community, people started to inquire about us, so we collectively decided that we would charge or have attendees donate money we can give to a charity and that gave birth to Los Producers,” expressed Grammy and Latin Grammy Award winner Sebastian Krys, who has been passionate and instrumental in putting on the yearly event. “We always try to donate to some charity related to cancer since we’ve all been affected by it, but this year we spoke with St. Jude [Children’s Research Hospital], and they agreed that some of the money raised would also be split to benefit hurricane victims in Puerto Rico through Luis Fonsi‘s supported Help Me Rebuild La Perla, [a suburb of San Juan, PR], and earthquake victims in Mexico through Kate Del Castillo‘s supported Los Angeles En Mexico.”
Among the impressive list of performers, some which walked through the unofficial red carpet were some this year’s Latin Grammy-Award nominees like Luis Fonsi, Alex Cuba, Andres Torres, COASTCITY, Debi Nova, Diamante Eléctrico, Gaitanes, Jon Secada, Juan Pablo Diaz, Mau Y Ricky, Mauricio Rengifo, Rawayana, Sofia Reyes, Tommy Torres, Vicente Garcia, and Flor de Toloache.
Mexican-American pop duo Ha Ash, Rock en Español’s Esteman, Los Publishers, Rosalía, and the all-star band comprised of Lee Levin, Doug Emery, Juan de Dios, and Adam Zimmon, as well as Banda new comer Willian Garza, Mexican-American professional boxer Abner Mares, veteran Latin Music publicists Iris Corral [of Iris Corral Consulting Firm], Edgar Orjuelas [of Orjuelas Entertainment/Talento Uno Music], Yvonne Drazan, VP Latin Div, West Coast, Peermusic, and Regional Mexican singer/songwriter Horacio Palencia, [also nominated for a Latin Grammy] were among those spotted making their rounds.
The Hollywood 360, caught up with Cuban singer/songwriter and two-time Grammy winner [Jon] Secada, to get his take on his Best Tradicional Tropical Album Latin Grammy nomination for his [Beny Moré tribute] album “To Beny Moré With Love,” at this year’s [18th Annual] Latin Grammy’s, and his participation at the charity event, “I feel phenomenal, to be nominated among so much talent and colleagues is incredible, it’s a blessing, an honor, and [I’m] happy to be here [at the Latin Grammy’s] celebrating this year. It’s a beautiful night, a celebration among fellow musicians, producers, and industry folks.”