This morning, it was announced that 2x GRAMMY® Award winning Spanish Harlem Orchestra has received a GRAMMY® nomination for Best Tropical Latin Album for Anniversary. Released in April on ArtistShare, their aptly titled sixth album celebrates the all-star salsa big band’s 15-year anniversary and demonstrates why they are the “the leading light of the salsa reconstruction movement” (Newsday).
This is the fifth nomination for the ensemble. Previous nominations including Best Salsa Album for Un Gran Día En El Barrio (2002) and Best Tropical Latin Album for United We Swing (2007). In 2004, Spanish Harlem Orchestra won their first GRAMMY® in the Best Salsa/Merengue Album category for Across 110th Street. In 2010, the group won Best Tropical Latin Album for Viva La Tradición.
Writes Musical Director Oscar Hernandez:
“I’m so proud of representing the best of our Latin Culture through our music and this Grammy Nomination of our latest CD “Anniversary”, is a huge honor and privilege in our effort to continue putting our music on the pedestal it merits to be on, especially in light of the music’s legacy & amazing history.”