Tico nabs Latin Grammy for classical composition
Colombian super star Juanes cleaned up all the major trophies at the ninth annual Latin Grammy Awards last week in Houston, Texas, but, for the first time, a Costa Rican grabbed a Grammy too.
Tico composer Carlos José Castro´s “Concierto del sol,” a guitar concerto that weaves traditional Latin musical styles with classical arrangements, was one of two pieces awarded “Best Classical Contemporary Composition.”
“I hope to be the first of many that make it here,” said Castro, according to Billboard magazine.
Tying with Castro´s work was “Tahhiyya Li Ossoulina” by Brazilian Sergio Assad.
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