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Discovering music from Chile

#PanAmericanSong

While we wait for the 2018 #PanAmericanSong contest to kick off. It is time to discover music from the participating countries of the last edition. Today, we take a look at the music from Chile.

Chile is located in South America and it is known for its copper mines. As it is with most Latin American countries, traditional Chilean music is the mixture of pre-Columbian and European rhythms. In the 1960s, Chile was home to a movement of protest folk-ish songs known as the “Nueva Canción”. More recent genres popular in Chile are rock, hip-hop and cumbia.

In the 2017 edition of #PanAmericanSong by pop/rock singer/songwriter, Daniel Parraguez with the song “Solo por esta noche” coming in a close second place.

Other known Chilean acts include:

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Discovering music from Barbados

#PanAmericanSong

While we wait for the 2018 #PanAmericanSong contest to kick off. It is time to discover music from the participating countries of the last edition. Today, we take a look at the music from Barbados.

Barbados is an in the Caribbean’s Lesser Antilles, located west to the northern Atlantic Ocean. The music of Barbados is influenced by traditional African rhythms and Western pop music. The most popular genres in the island country are calypso, spounge, and jazz.

In the 2017 edition of #PanAmericanSong, Argentina was represented by soca singer, Marvey and the song “Know the Face”.

Other breakthrough Barbados artists are:

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Discovering music from Argentina

#PanAmericanSong

While we wait for the 2018 #PanAmericanSong contest to kick off. It is time to discover music from the participating countries of the last edition. Today, we take a look at the music from Argentina.

Argentina is located in South America. It is one of the largest countries in the continent with a population of more than 43 million people. Argentina is mostly known for its tango, which is a type of dance with African roots that developed in the poor neighbourhoods of Buenos Aires. However, the Argentine music scene is huge and has produced many internationally known stars in genres like folk, pop, and rock.

In the 2017 edition of #PanAmericanSong, Argentina was represented by pop singer Abel Pintos and his song “Oncemil” (Eleven thousand).

Other current Argentine artists include:

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60th GRAMMY Predictions: Best New Artist

BNA-predictions

The 60th Annual GRAMMY Awards are just around the corner. Nominations will be announced, earlier than usual, on November 28th. The ceremony will take place in New York on January 28th, 2018.

And while we wait it is time to take a look at the possible nominees, in one of the ‘Big Four’ categories: Best New Artist.

In this category, all but one of the five major contenders of the year are not ‘new’. But that’s not uncommon in this award. It takes an artist years to get established, unless you are… Lorde? Yes, there are always exceptions but this year  Continue reading “60th GRAMMY Predictions: Best New Artist”

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60th GRAMMY Predictions: Song of the Year

Soty-predictions

The 60th Annual GRAMMY Awards are just around the corner. Nominations will be announced, earlier than usual, on November 28th. The ceremony will take place in New York on January 28th, 2018.

And while we wait it is time to take a look at the possible nominees, in one of the ‘Big Four’ categories: Song of the Year.

Unlike record of the year, this songwriter’s award is more diverse. It usually features at least two songs that are outside of the mainstream pop realm.

Also starting this year, songwriters will receive another general field award. The Album of the Year (AoTY) category  Continue reading “60th GRAMMY Predictions: Song of the Year”

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60th GRAMMY Predictions: Record of the Year

roty-predictionsThe 60th Annual GRAMMY Awards are just around the corner. Nominations will be announced, earlier than usual, on November 28th. The ceremony will take place in New York on January 28th, 2018.

And while we wait it is time to take a look at the possible nominees, in one of the most prestigious categories: Record of the Year.

In recent years, this category has become a popularity contest. Therefore, it is common that the most successful singles of the year get nominated.

Thanks to the submissions posted in the GoldDerby forums, we are now able to speculate better on which Continue reading “60th GRAMMY Predictions: Record of the Year”

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Contenders for the 2017 Latin GRAMMY Awards

latingrammy-contenders

In a month, the nominations for the 18th Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards will be revealed. The Latin Recording Academy is far more secretive than the national academy, as there is absolutely no way to know the submissions. There are no leaks and very few forum threads. Therefore the following predictions for the Latin GRAMMYs’ General Field are mere speculation, though all the songs are theoretically eligible. The eligibility period for this award runs from July 1st, 2016 to May 31st, 2017.

Album of the Year

Unlike at the U.S. GRAMMYs, all categories in the general field have ten nominees. This results in a Continue reading “Contenders for the 2017 Latin GRAMMY Awards”