LATIN SONGWRITERS HALL OF FAME
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LATIN SONGWRITERS HALL OF FAME ANNOUNCED TODAY THE NAMES OF THE COMPOSERS WHO WILL HONORED DURING ITS FIRST INDUCTION AWARDS GALA TO BE HELD ON APRIL 23 AT THE NEW WORLD CENTER OF MIAMI BEACH
Singers / songwriters Natalia Jimenez and Jon Secada joined Desmond Child and Rudy Perez, founder of the foundation, to announce the names of the five composers to receive the “The Muse”
Miami, FL. (January 28, 2013) Desmond Child, Rudy Perez, Natalia Jimenez, Jon Secada and members of the board of Latin Songwriters Hall of Fame (LSHOF), announced today the six iconic songwriters chosen to be recognized and incorporated into the newly formed organization.
The composers are: Armando Manzanero, Mexico; Concha Miranda Valdez, Cuba, Jose Angel Espinosa “Ferrusquilla”, Mexico, Jose Feliciano, Puerto Rico, Julio Iglesias, Spain, Manuel Alejandro, Spain.
These five Latin music icons will be honored with the statue ‘La Musa’, created especially for LSHOF. The historic first awards ceremony will be held on Tuesday April 23, 2013, at the New World Center in Miami Beach, which will be hosted by renowned actor John Leguizamo.
The inaugural awards gala will be held in conjunction with the Billboard Latin Music Conference and Awards, as celebration to highlight the composers and those songs written in Spanish and Portuguese which have left an imprint all around the world. The LSHOF awards ceremony will pay tribute to some of Latin Music’s legends and will feature performances by some of the hottest talents in the industry, such as Los Temerarios. Other major composers who will be honored, presenters and special performances will be announced during the month of February.
Desmond Child and Rudy Perez also announced today, during the press conference, that the singer / songwriter Natalia Jiménez had been chosen to receive the organization’s ‘The Muse Elena Casals Award’, presented to an outstanding young composer.
For more information about becoming part of Hall of Fame Latino Composers and purchase tickets to the gala, visit:www.latinsonghall.org.
About Hall of Fame Latino Composers (LSHOF):
Founded by Desmond Child and Rudy Perez, Hall of Fame Latino Composers is a non-profit organization that seeks to honor the most outstanding composers worldwide and their music in all genres.
The Nominating Committee LSHOF (the acronym) consists of composers, artists, musicians, producers, engineers, music critics and industry executives, who meet once a year to nominate 24 candidates emblematic of all regions and genres of Spanish and Portuguese into two categories: twelve composers and songwriters / composers twelve (http://latinsonghall.org/nominees/). All members were eligible to vote LSHOF five of 24 nominees. Voting ended last night at midnight.