Looking Back: Brazil Shines At 2013 Latin Grammys

This exclusive report on Brazil at the 14th Annual Latin Grammy Awards was first published on November 22, 2013.

Maria Rita’s US Concert Tour for 2014 got a big boost at the 14th Annual Latin Grammy Awards, while early favorites Caetano Veloso, Jorge Vercillo and Edu Lobo went home empty-handed after a night of musical surprises vj   jlat the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas.

Maria Rita won her 7th Latin Grammy Award for Best MPB Album (Musica Popular Brasileira) with ‘Redescobrir’, a heartfelt recreation of 28 songs made famous by her iconic mother, Elis Regina.

Maria Rita’s US tour kicks off in late January, in select cities coast to coast including back-to-back shows at City Winery Chicago on February 5th and 6th 2014.

 

Roberto Carlos beat out strong competition from Veloso, Djavan and Gilberto Gil to garner ‘Brazilian Song of the Year’ honors with ‘Esse Cara Sou Eu’ (I’m That Guy) while Seu Jorge bested Ed Motta, Skank and Adryana Ribeiro for ‘Best Brazilian Contemporary Pop Album’. Alexandre Pires won for Best ‘Samba/Pagode Album’.

Earlier, Bossa Nova legend Roberto Menescal was honored with The Latin Recording Academy’s’ Lifetime Achievement Award’.

Brazil showed good progress for overall wins in the competitive categories of ‘Record of the Year’, where Veloso received a nomination for ‘Um Abraçaço’ which was also nominatied for ‘Song of The Year’ along with Roberto Carlos’s ‘‘Esse Cara Sou Eu’. But for the third consecutive year, no Brazilian jazz recordings were nomination for the category of ‘Latin Jazz Album’.

Here is the list of Brazil’s 2013 Latin Grammy Awards nominees and winners as provided to Brazil Club by the Latin Recording Academy.

 

Brazilian Song

“Bangalô” — Djavan, songwriter (Djavan)

WINNER: “Esse Cara Sou Eu” — Roberto Carlos, songwriter (Roberto Carlos)

“Eu Descobri” — Gilberto Gil, songwriter (Gilberto Gil)

“Roda-Gigante” — Biquini Cavadão & Dudy, songwriters (Biquini Cavadão)

“Um Abraçaço” — Caetano Veloso, songwriter (Caetano Veloso)

“Vai Embora Tristeza” — Arlindo Cruz, Gegê D’Angola & Julinho Santos, songwriters (Arlindo Cruz)

“Vem Me Completar” — Joelson Castro & Felipe Salles, songwriters (Bruna & Keyla)

MPB (Musica Popular Brasileira) Album

“Concerto De Cordas & Máquinas De Ritmo” — Gilberto Gil

“Edu Lobo & Metropole Orkest” — Edu Lobo

WINNER: “Redescobrir — Ao Vivo” — Maria Rita

“Herivelto Martins — 100 Anos” — Various artists

“Lua Music Luar De Sol – Ao Vivo No Ceará” — Jorge Vercillo

Brazilian Contemporary Pop Album

WINNER: “Músicas Para Churrasco Vol. 1 Ao Vivo” — Seu Jorge

“Aor” — Ed Motta

“Acústico” — Natiruts

“Take It Easy My Brother Jorge” — Adryana Ribeiro

“Ao Vivo: Rock in Rio” — Skank

“Ultraleve” — Ultraleve

Brazilian Rock Album

WINNER: “Ao Vivo: Rock in Rio” — Jota Quest

“Sacode!” — Nevilton

“Sei.” — Nando Reis e Os Infernais

“Animal Nacional ” — Vespas Mandarinas

“Nossa Verdade” — Vowe

Samba/Pagode Album

“Ao Vivo Em Cuba” — Diogo Nogueira

“Vida Que Segue” — Zeca Pagodinho

WINNER: “Eletrosamba – Ao Vivo” — Alexandre Pires

“Sambabook Martinho da Vila 2” — Various artists

“Dora Vergueiro” — Dora Vergueiro

Sertaneja Music Album

“A Festa” — João Bosco & Vinícius

“A Hora é Agora — Ao Vivo em Jurerê” — Jorge & Mateus

“Cores” — Marcos & Belutti

“Sunset” — Michel Teló

WINNER: “Ao Vivo em Floripa” — Victor & Leo

Brazilian Roots Album

“Era Assim Naquele Tempo…!” — César Oliveira & Rogério Melo

“Os Serranos Interpretam Sucessos Gaúchos Vol. 3” — Os Serranos

“Vambora Lá Dançar” — Elba Ramalho

WINNER: “Salve Gonzagão 100 Anos” — Various artists

“Sob O Olhar Januarense / O Velho Chico — Volume 1” — Various artists

Christian Album (Portuguese Language)

“Jesus, O Brasil Te Adora” — Eyshila

“Raridade” — Anderson Freire

“Aceito O Teu Chamado” — Bruna Karla

WINNER: “Profeta Da Esperança” — Kleber Lucas

“Paz e Luz” — Padre Reginaldo Manzotti

“Herói” — Ministério Adoração e Vida

Classical Album

“Adagio” — José Serebrier & St. Michel Strings; Laura Heikinheimo, album producer

WINNER: “Brasileiro” — Nelson Freire; Dominic Fyfe, album producer

“Cofresí: Rafael Hernández” — Elaine Ortiz Arándes, Rafael Dávila, Manolo González, Guido Lebrón, Ilca López & Gil René; Julio Bagué, album producer

“Dvorák Symphonies 3 & 6” — José Serebrier; Phil Rowlands, album producer

“Um Olhar Sobre Villa-Lobos” — Mario Adnet; Mario Adnet, album producer

“Villa-Lobos: Symphony No. 6 ‘On the Outline of the Mountains of Brazil’; Symphony No. 7” — Isaac Karabtchevsky; Ulrich Schneider, album producer

Classical Contemporary Composition

“A Igreja Vem” — Anderson Freire, composer (Anderson Freire)

“Abertura Jobiniana” — Rafael Piccolotto de Lima, composer (Jeremy Fox conducting the Orquesta Sinfónica Nacional De Costa Rica)

“Elegía” — Gabriela Ortiz, composer (Southwest Chamber Music)

“String Quartet # 5” — Leo Brouwer, composer (the Havana String Quartet)

WINNER: “Zingaros” — Carlos Franzetti, composer (Carlos Franzetti)

Recording Package

“Abaporu” — Filipe Costa & Mateus Sá, art directors (Laura Lopes)

WINNER: “Abraçaço” — Tonho Quinta-Feira & Fernando Young, art directors (Caetano Veloso)

“De Taitas Y De Mamas” — Belén Mena, art director (Various artists)

“El Techo Es El Suelo” — The Welcome Branding Group, art director (Quiero Club)

“Repeat After Me” — Masa, art director (Los Amigos Invisibles)