(11 Sep 2001)
Los Angeles, California USA 10 September 2001
1. Various red carpet shots
2. Julio Iglesias on red carpet
3 . Set-up shot Juanes
4. CA camera
4. SOT Juanes (nominated for a record seven Latin Grammy Awards) ( Spanish): “Well, for me it’s something huge, you know, because this gave a lot of opportunities. It’s like a big door opening for me and I’m just walking through that door. It’s just the beginning, you know, ironically because I’ve been working a long, long time and now it seems like it’s just beginning.”
7. Set-up shot Julieta Venegas (nominated for two Latin Grammy Awards)
8. SOT Julieta Venegas ( Spanish): “Well, I think this is the second year of the Latin Grammys. We’re very happy to have an award in our language. The Grammy is the most important award in the music industry and we’re just very glad to have it! To share the moment with different generations, different kinds of music: rock, pop, ranchero, everything together. It’s great!”
9.Set-up shots Michael Greene, CEO Latin Recording Academy
10. SOT: Michael Greene (English): “I think there were some very definite safety concerns. When you’ve got 1,500 people in your crew, you’ve got 10-thousand people walking across 30-thousand demonstrators, the
opportunity for bad things to happen… it’s there. It’s present, so consequently it was only a safety concern. ”
11. Cutaway Grammy poster
Pool footage of Julio receiving award: Please note audio as incoming
12. Presentation of award to Julio Iglesias
13. SOT Julio Iglesias (English): “I believe, Mike, that in the future, you will have to have not only your beautiful American Academy of Music and also the Latin Academy – you will have to think about the Hindus, the Chinese, the Scandanavians, the world. More and more music gets involved with human beings without nationalities, without races. That is why I’m very proud to be here tonight, in this beautiful place here with my friends whom I adore and this beautiful award which I deserve.”
14. Cutaway Latin Grammy sign
15. Various: Julio posing with peers
Pool footage of performances: Please note quality as incoming
22. Performance by Celia Cruz
23. Performance by Thalia
24. Performance by Alejandro Sanz
25. Performance by Jon Secada
26. Caw Grammy Poster
CROONER IGLESIAS FETED AT LATIN GRAMMYS
At the Pre Latin Grammy celebrations in Los Angeles Monday night (September 10th), all eyes were on Spanish crooner Julio Iglesias, the recipient of the Laras Person of the Year Tribute.
The world-renowned singer was lauded not only for his millions of records sold, seventy albums and humanitarian work, but also for getting the Latin Grammys up and running. The Latin Grammies will be held in LA on Tuesday night (11/09).
Michael Greene, the President and C-E-O of the Latin Recording Academy, says without pressure from Julio Iglesias, the awards would probably never have seen the light of day.
The Latin Grammys, just 2 years old, can’t seem to avoid controversy. Last year, the awards debuted to protests from some artists who felt the nominees, who included Carlos Santana and Ricky Martin, were too mainstream and that the show ignored more traditional Latin artists.
This year, there are no such complaints: Christina Aguilera is probably the most mainstream of the major-category nominees, who include Brazilian bossa nova singer Bebel Gilberto and Colombian rocker Juanes.
But the music has been an afterthought to the bitter fight that led the Recording Academy to pull the awards from Miami less than a month before the ceremony. The move occurred when academy and local officials in Miami could not agree on where anti-Castro protesters would be permitted to picket the show
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