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Berklee Alumni Win at the 2023 Latin Grammy Awards

18/11/2023

Berklee Alumni Win at the 2023 Latin Grammy Awards Cristina Abaroa 91 and Juan Luis Guerra 82, 09H are among this years winners.

By

Colette Greenstein

November 20, 2023

Cristina Abaroa 91 won a 2023 Latin Grammy for the Best Latin Childrens Album.

The Latin Recording Academy honored the achievements of Latin music and its creators at the 24th annual Latin Grammy Awards held on Thursday, November 16, from the Conference and Exhibition Centre (FIBES) in Seville, Spain, marking the first-ever international telecast in the history of the organization and awards program.

Singer, songwriter, and producer Cristina Abaroa 91 took home a gold-plated gramophone in the Best Latin Childrens Album category for producing Vamos Al Zoo by Danilo & Chapis. In addition, three Berklee alumni collaborated with Abaroa on the project: Bruce Sugar 77, Jett Galindo 12, and Scott Erickson 92. Prior to winning the Latin Grammy Award, she had been nominated three times consecutively in the category.

Internationally recognized Dominican singer and songwriter Juan Luis Guerra 82, 09H, who studied jazz composition at Berklee, was the Best Tropical Song winner for his performance on Si T Me Quieres. Guerra, who is credited for popularizing bachata music on a global level, is now a 25-time Latin Grammy Award winner.

Since the Latin Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences founded the Latin Grammys in 2000, 51 Berklee alumni have received 118 awards.

Below is a full list of Berklee alumni Latin Grammy winners. Please note the list is subject to change as we receive updated information.

Best Tropical Song

Si T Me Quieres, Fonseca and Juan Luis Guerra

Juan Luis Guerra 82, 09H, songwriter

Best Latin Childrens Album

Vamos Al Zoo, Danilo & Chapis

Cristina Abaroa 91, producer, songwriter, singer, arranger, vocals, guitar

Bruce Sugar 77, mixing engineer

Jett Galindo B.M. 12, mastering engineer

Scott Erickson 92, arranger, recording engineer

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