2022 Latin Grammys Nominees: best flamenco album
These are the flamenco artists nominated by the Latin Recording Academy for the 23rd annual Latin GRAMMY Awards
The 34th category of the Latin GRAMMY Awards recognizes the best flamenco album. This year, the artists selected by the Academy as candidates for this award are: Carmen Doorá, Las Migas, Estrella Morente, Kiki Morente and María Toledo. The ceremony in which we will know the name of the winner of this Latin Grammy will take place on 17 November in Las Vegas (Nevada).
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Carmen Doorá for "Orgánica
Carmen Doorá is a cantaora from Murcia with a degree in Flamenco Singing and a teacher at the Conservatorio Superior Antonio Ruiz Soler in Seville. This artist works as a composer and stage creator and directs her own company "Flameco Dorao". Doorá has performed in tablaos in important cities such as Paris and Barcelona and in her creations she combines flamenco with creativity and an intellectual approach. Carmen Doorá is committed to issues such as sustainable fashion, the fight for the environment, veganism or the fight against gender violence, as she shows with her flamenco show "Nosotras, vosotras y ellos".
In 2021 she released her LP "Orgánica", for which she has been nominated for the Latin Grammy Awards. This musical work combines the most traditional flamenco with her own interpretations of international songs by Nina Simon, Carlos Gardel and Jacques Brel. "Orgánica" mixes Doorá's voice with the guitar as essential elements, which generates an organic production without artifice that tries to connect with the emotions.
Las Migas for "Libres
Eighteen years ago, four women came together and founded the group Las Migas, a flamenco music group consisting of: Marta Robles as composer, guitarist and director, Carolina "La Chispa" as singer, Roser Loscos as violinist and Alicia Grillo on the guitar. They define themselves as a "classic of the most feminine, brave and joyful flamenco" and seek to create a modern flamenco style aimed at a wide and international audience.
Their album "Libres" comes after their World Tour around the United States, Latin America and Europe. With this new album the four women want the audience to travel and feel through their songs. It is a flamenco production with touches of other musical genres such as country, urban music and pop. Ten songs full of sensations, hope and feminine strength that have taken them to the Latin Grammy Awards.
Estrella Morente for "Leo
Estrella Morente is a singer from Granada. She is the daughter of the bailaora Aurora Carbonell and the cantaor Enrique Morente and has been surrounded by flamenco since her childhood. Following the example of her parents, Estrella Morente dedicated herself to this art and her great voice and passion have led her to become one of the great artists of the flamenco music scene.
"Leo" is Morente's new album and the work for which she has been nominated in the category of Best Flamenco Music Album. This project features ten songs that show the essence of the artist in different musical genres such as tango, ranchera and fandango.
Kiki Morente for "El Cante".
José Enrique Morente Carbonell, known as Kiki Morente, is a cantaor from the Albaizín neighbourhood of Granada. He is the son of Enrique Morente and Aurora Carbonell and brother of Estrella and Soleá Morente and shares his family's passion for the world of flamenco. In 2017 he released his first album inspired by his homeland. After that, in 2021 he released his album El Cante for which he has been nominated in the same category as his sister. In this album Kiki Morente makes his debut as a composer of some of the songs. Through this production he seeks to reflect on the flamenco, without leaving aside its more classical side.
María Toledo for "Ranchera flamenca".
María Toledo is an artist with a degree from the Conservatory and one of the first women in the flamenco world who sings and accompanies her voice by playing the piano herself. This cantaora is one of the most outstanding representatives of current flamenco in Spain and abroad. María Toledo has released six albums and has toured much of the world on her international tours.
"Ranchera Flamenca" is the project for which she has been nominated for a Latin Grammy. An album in which Mexican ranchera is fused with flamenco rhythms through tangos, sevillanas, bulerías, seguiriyas and alegrías. María Toledo's new album is a personal bet with which she reached number 1 in the Spanish sales ranking.