“Safety Cited as Latin Grammys Moved to L.A.”

Los Angeles Times – Tuesday, August 21st 2001

Safety Cited as Latin Grammys Moved to L.A.

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By JOHN-THOR DAHLBURG and AGUSTIN GURZA, TIMES STAFF WRITERS

Among the entertainers from the Caribbean island nation nominated for Latin Grammy awards this year are jazz pianist Chucho Valdes, popular salsa singer Issac Delgado and singer Omara Portuondo. Jimmy Maslon, owner of Los Angeles-based Ahi-Nama Music, the country’s leading independent label for Cuban music, said Miami hosting the Latin Grammys would have had been of historic significance. “Ultimately, I would like to see the Grammys held in Miami, because it’s the gateway to Latin America,” said Maslon, who had just returned from a business trip to Cuba. “At least they didn’t get the chance to disrupt everything this time.”



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