Rawayana Celebrates first Latin Grammy Nomination
In what has been a great year for Rawayana, the band can now add Latin Grammy nominee to their list of achievements, as they recently received their first Latin Grammy nom. The Venezuelan band, who has been touring non stop with their Trippy Caribbean World Tour, are nominated for “Best New Artist” in the 18th Annual Latin Grammy Awards, to take place on November 16 at the MGM Grand Arena in Las Vegas, NV.
The band was surprised by the news while working and packing for the second leg of their World Tour, with SOLD OUT concerts in Argentina, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Panama, El Salvador, Canada, Puerto Rico, Spain, France, the UK and the West Coast of the USA.
“We are thankful to the Latin Recording Academy for the nomination to the 18th Annual Latin Grammy. We also want to thank the fans from every corner of the world for their love and good vibes.” said Alejandro Abejion, the band’s guitarist. “This recognition is for the people who follow Rawayana, because for us their is no better reward than making independent music, we come from a country in conflict and knowing that the music we do has no boundaries is the best reward.”
Beto Montenegro, lead singer, adds: “To all who are part of the Rawayana family I want to say thank you for believing in us. I am proud of each and every one of you and I know these are hard times for Venezuelans, so news like this help us to remember our influence in the world and our culture does not depend of politics.”
Beto Montenegro (singer), Fofo Story (drums), Alejandro Abeijón “Abeja” (guitar) and Tony Casas (bass), continue their concert tour in Colombia, Mexico, the USA, Ecuador, Chile, Argentina, Peru, Uruguay, Costa Rica, and their native country Venezuela.
With a hectic agenda for the rest of the year, the band is getting ready to release a new single from their album Trippy Caribbean, album that highlights the fusion of Caribbean rhythms, from reggae and soca, to bolero and cumbia, with direct lyrics in their unique style “Trippy Pop.”