Draco Rosa and Milly Quezada will be recognized at the ASCAP 2019 Awards at P.Rico

 (EFEUSA) .- The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) announced today that on March 5 it will organize in San Juan its XXVII edition of the ASCAP Latin Music Awards, in which Puerto Rican singer-songwriter Draco Rosa will be honored. the Dominican merenguera Milly Quezada.

Rosa, a former member of the Menudo youth group and known for her albums “Vagabundo” and “Amor Vinit Omnia”, as well as for her performances of “María”, “La Copa de la Vida” and “Livin ‘la Vida Loca”, performed by Ricky Martin, will receive the Vanguard ASCAP Award, the agency reported in a press release.
The ASCAP Vanguard recognizes the impact of musical genres that help shape the future of American music.

Other winners of the Vanguard ASCAP Award have been Eduardo Cabra, also known as Visitor, Vico C, Kendrick Lamar, Beastie Boys, Taio Cruz, Diplo, Janelle Monáe, Santigold, Dua Lipa, St. Vincent, The Arcade Fire, The Strokes, Beck and Bjork.

Quezada, meanwhile, began to reap his career at the merengue on the streets of Washington Heights, New York, where he and his brothers and sisters formed the group, Milly, Jocelyn & Los Vecinos.

His music would identify the growing Hispanic community of Dominicans in Washington Heights and his distinctive feminist merengue style, with successes for more than three decades, such as “Volvió Juanita”, “La Guacherna”, “Tengo”, “Entre tu cuerpo y El mío “and” To give you my life “.

Known as “La reina del merengue”, Quezada will receive the ASCAP Award for La Herencia Latina.
This award is given to music creators in recognition of their unique and lasting contributions to Latin music.

Some of the music creators who have received this recognition in the past include Alejandro Sanz, Franco de Vita, Armando Manzanero, Ricardo Arjona, Ednita Nazario, Olga Tañón, Gilberto Santa Rosa, La Fania All Stars and Celia Cruz, among others.

The delivery of the XXVII ASCAP Awards in San Juan is a return to the Puerto Rican capital after organizing them in 2017, before hurricanes Irma and María devastated the island.

In response, ASCAP Latin Membership Vice President Gabriela Gonzalez said that at the end of last year, ASCAP made the decision to support the composer community in Puerto Rico by organizing once again “our largest Latino event on the island.”

“We look forward to returning to San Juan and celebrating two of our most successful ASCAP members,” he said.
The musical entity will include in gala a dinner, in which it will recognize the 50 most interpreted songs of the Latin music of 2018.

In addition, awards will be given to the ASCAP Composer of the Year, ASCAP Singer-Songwriter of the Year, Editor of the Year, and Independent Editor of the Year and Television.
The ASCAP is a professional organization of authors, composers and editors of all types of music.

The mission of the ASCAP is to license the music of its members and foreign affiliates, obtain an equitable compensation for the public performance of its works and the distribution of the royalties it collects based on those performances.

The ASCAP license offers an efficient solution for companies to carry out ASCAP music legally, respecting the rights of composers and granting them a fair payment.

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