Ten Berklee Alumni Nominated for Latin Grammy Awards

By 
Clare Green
October 1, 2018
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Berklee alumni are recognized across a variety of categories ranging from Record of the Year to Best Tropical Song.

Juan Luis Guerra
Juan Luis Guerra B.M. ‘82, who has won 18 Latin Grammy Awards, is up for Best Tropical Song this year.
Photo provided by the Latin Grammy Foundation.

Ten Berklee alumni have received Latin Grammy nominations for performing, songwriting, production, engineering, and mixing across a variety of categories ranging from Record of the Year to Best Tropical Song. The 19th annual Latin Grammy Awards ceremony will take place on Thursday, November 15, at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. The event will be broadcast live on Univision.

Since the Latin Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences founded the awards in 2000, 33 Berklee alumni or faculty have received 89 Latin Grammy Awards. Previous winners who were nominated again this year include Gavin Lurssen B.M. ‘90, Sebastián Schon ‘85, Marta Gómez B.M. ‘02, Gustavo Borner ’89, Justin Moshkevich B.M. ‘07, Nick Baxter ‘07, and 18-time Latin Grammy winner Juan Luis Guerra B.M. ‘82.

The complete list of Berklee Latin Grammy Award nominees follows.

Record of the Year

“Danza de Gardenias” - Natalia Lafourcade featuring Los Macorinos
Gavin Lurssen B.M. ‘90, mastering engineer

“Bailar Contigo” - Monsieur Periné
Fab Dupont ‘94, mixer

Album of the Year

Musas (Un Homenaje al Folclore Latinoamericano en Manos de Los Macorinos), Vol. 2 - Natalia Lafourcade
Gavin Lurssen B.M. ‘90, album mastering engineer
Cheche Alara B.M. '94, album producer
Daniel Bitrán Arizpe ‘13, album recording engineer

Cuando el Río Suena - Rozalén
Sebastián Schon ‘85, album producer, recording engineer, and mixer

Encanto Tropical - Monsieur Periné
Fab Dupont ‘94, album mixer

Best Tropical Song

“Quiero Tiempo” - Victor Manuelle featuring Juan Luis Guerra
Juan Luis Guerra B.M. ‘82, songwriter and performer

Best Folk Album

La Alegría y El Canto - Marta Gómez
Marta Gómez B.M. ‘02, songwriter and performer

Musas (Un Homenaje al Folclore Latinoamericano en Manos de Los Macorinos), Vol. 2 - Natalia Lafourcade
Gavin Lurssen B.M. ‘90, album mastering engineer
Cheche Alara B.M. '94, album producer
Daniel Bitrán Arizpe ‘13, album recording engineer

Best Engineered Album

Feliz - Nahuel Pennisi
Gustavo Borner ’89, engineer and mixer
Justin Moshkevich B.M. ‘07, engineer and mixer
Nick Baxter ‘07, mastering engineer

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