At the ceremony held in the Spanish city of Seville, her granddaughter, Rocío Jiménez, received the gramophone along with Guatemalan singer-songwriter Gaby Moreno, who, in addition to performing on the record, was in charge of the musical production, which earned her her first nomination in that category.
The Cuban Institute of Music (ICM) expressed in its social networks the joy of the recognition, once again, to the diversity and greatness of this cultural expression and proclaimed that today Cuban music is celebrating.
The ICM highlighted the participation in this award-winning phonogram of musicians Natalia Lafourcade, Alexander Abreu, Andy Montañez, Orquesta Failde, Susana Baca among other guests.
He celebrated that songs such as Silencio, Lo que me queda por vivir, sé feliz and the essential song Gracias a la vida take in Portuondo’s voice that unique air that comes from Cuba and always returns to her.
In this recent Latin Grammy Awards, the phonogram Reunion Sextex was also awarded in the category Best Latin Jazz Album, with the interpretation of Chucho Valdés and Paquito de Rivera, as a reunion between the classic and the popular.
As one of the crowns of her extensive career, Portuondo holds the record of being the first longest winning artist of the Latin Grammy Awards, being awarded when she was 79 years old.
According to records, she is the oldest to win the award in the Best Contemporary Tropical Album category, when she won in 2009 for her album Gracias.
That same year she received the Academy’s Award for Musical Excellence during the twentieth edition of the Latin Grammy Awards.