The First Latin Grammy Awards in Houston 2008

For the first time in its history, the Latin Grammy Awards were held in Houston, Texas.  Houston is not known for being a mecca of Latin music, but one of the show’s organizers, Gabriel Abaroa, noted that “We decided to take the show where our people are.”  Abaroa has a refreshingly broad view of “our people”, whom he further defined as “Who are our people? Anyone who likes to listen to bossa nova or who likes to dance salsa. You do not need to know the language to feel the music.”  The 2008 Latin Grammys were as beautiful as ever, and all applauded as Latina singer Gloria Estefan received the award for Person of the Year.
Por primera vez en su historia, los Premios Grammy Latinos se llevaron a cabo en Houston, Texas. Houston no es conocida por ser la meca de la música latina, pero uno de los organizadores del programa, Gabriel Abaroa, señaló que “Decidimos llevar el programa donde está nuestra gente”. Abaroa tiene una visión refrescante y amplia de “nuestra gente”, a quien definió además como “¿Quiénes son nuestra gente? Cualquiera que le guste escuchar bossa nova o que le guste bailar salsa. No necesitas saber el idioma para sentir la música ”. Los Latin Grammy 2008 fueron tan hermosos como siempre, y todos aplaudieron cuando la cantante latina Gloria Estefan recibió el premio a la Persona del Año.

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