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In a press conference held on April 26th at the Hotel Tryp Habana Libre, the nominations for the 23 edition of Cubadisco, Cuba's most important awards for recorded music, were announced.  This year, Cubadisco returns to being a separate event (it was held together with Primera Linea last year) and its traditional May dates (May 18 to 26 this year).  The awards ceremony will be held on May 18 at the Teatro Karl Marx.   This year the awards will be televised on Canal Clave, an excellent music channel in Cuba.  This edition of Cubadisco is dedicated to the 100th anniversary of the birth of Beny Moré and the 500th anniversary of Havana. 
This year there are 29 categories at the nomination stage of the process, and Bis Music has the largest number of nominees with 47 followed by EGREM with 33 and Producciones Colibrí with 25.  There are several independent productions this year.   
The Música Bailable category contains a LOT of Timba this year, and in honor of its 55th Anniversary, EGREM has released a 12-CD collection of reissues from its archives.  That collection is one of several special prizes that you see mentioned in the nominations booklet. 
Bill Tilford will be covering this year's Cubadisco for; incidentally, he also wrote the liner notes for one of the nominees in the Música Instrumental Vocal category, Bendita Guanabacoa by Hermanos Arango.  

You can download the official Cubadisco 2019 nominations booklet here. 
Many Thanks to Lourdes Martínez of Cubadisco Publications) 

In  2019, Cubadisco will return to the month of May  We will also attend that event this year.  More details to follow closer to the date.  In the meantime, if you read Spanish, you can read the convocatoria here. 

Friday, 03 May 2019, 04:11 PM