Miami, .- Willie Colón, Ivy Queen, Michael Sullivan, Chico Novarro and Armando Larrinaga will enter the Hall of Fame of Latin Composers (LSHOF, in English), announced on Tuesday the organization, based in Miami.
“His valuable contributions to the world demonstrate the vital importance of artistic expression, and demonstrate the great unifying power of music,” said LSHOF co-founder Rudy Pérez and its president, Delia Orjuela, in a joint statement.
The five artists will officially enter the Latin Hall of Fame during the seventh edition of the La Musa Awards, which will be handed out by the LSHOF in Miami on October 18.
The composer, musician, producer and Brazilian singer Michael Sullivan, known for songs like “Um Dia De Domingo” and “Me Dê Motivo”, becomes the first author of his country to be part of this exclusive group of Latin American artists.
For its part, the Puerto Rican Ivy Queen, a pioneer of reggaeton and who popularized songs like “Quiero Bailar” and “Que Lloren”, makes history as the first woman to reach the Latin Hall of Fame in the urban genre.
To this group is added the legendary salsero Willie Colón, known for songs like “Aguanile”, “La Murga” and “Por Ser Varón”, the Argentine composer and singer Chico Novarro, author of “Algo contigo” and “Cantata a Buenos Aires “, among many other songs, and the composer, pianist, and Cuban arranger Armando Larrinaga, known for” One million roses “,” I am falling in love “and” Life “.
“We are proud and excited to recognize their work and their commitment to the excellence they have demonstrated during their long careers,” LSHOF said in its statement.
In 2018, the LSHOF distinguished with this honor the Mexican Gloria Trevi, the Cuban Chucho Valdés, the Ecuadorian Carlos Rubio Infante and the Venezuelan Fernando Osorio.
The mission of LSHOF is to educate, honor and celebrate the life and music of the greatest composers of the Latin music industry and thus inspire new generations of musical artists through master classes, workshops, scholarships and digital initiatives. (EFEUSA)