Angela Álvarez’s fantasy worked out as expected. On Thursday night, the 95-year-old performer won a Grammy, binds with musician Silvana Estrada for the best new craftsman grant — making her the most seasoned individual to win a Latin Grammy. Going into the function, she was likewise the most established individual at any point selected for a Latin Grammy.
“I need to commit this honor to God and to my adored nation, Cuba, which I will always be unable to neglect,” Álvarez said while tolerating her honor.
“To the people who have not satisfied their fantasy, despite the fact that life is troublesome, there is generally an exit plan and with confidence and cherish you can accomplish it, I guarantee you,” Álvarez finished up her discourse. “It’s rarely past the point of no return.” A deep rooted vocalist, the 95-year-old vocalist musician composed many tunes throughout the course of recent many years, frequently playing them for loved ones Be that as it may, she never put them out into the world — as of recently.
On account of the assistance of her grandson, Álvarez at long last delivered her self-named debut collection last year, prompting her selection at Thursday’s Latin Grammy Grants.
“It was an extremely big however exceptionally lovely shock, and I thought a short time later that everything I could ever hope for worked out,” she told Bulletin Español.
“I want to dedicate this award to God and to my beloved country, Cuba, which I will never be able to forget”: Angela Álvarez, 95, always dreamed of being a singer. She just won the @LatinGRAMMYs for Best New Artist. https://t.co/aE5nVTnqTa
— Billy Corben (@BillyCorben) November 19, 2022
“At 95, yet that doesn’t make any difference.” Álvarez was born in Cuba, and she’s been artistic for as long as she can recall.
However she needed to seek after singing as a profession, her dad had different plans, and on second thought, she wedded her significant other and had four kids.
However she in the end emigrated to the US, it was anything but a simple excursion. After she sent her youngsters to the U.S. in 1962 for a superior life, she had to remain behind for a considerable length of time and must be brought together with them later because of an issue with her desk work, as per the Miami Messenger.
As they developed and had groups of their own, Alvarez kept on singing. During an outing to visit her in Rod Rouge, Louisiana, her grandson Carlos José Álvarez had the “revelation” that her all consuming purpose ought to be kept to save “the tradition of our family,” he told Bulletin.
“I didn’t realize there were so many [songs], I had no clue,” said Carlos, who fills in as a writer and maker. “At the point when I returned to L.A., that is the point at which it clicked.
I hit her up and I said, ‘Nana, would you like to do this?’ First she said, ‘¡Yo no voy para Los Ángeles! ¿Pa’ qué?’ [‘I’m not going to Los Angeles! For what?’] And I say, ‘To record your collection!’ And she’s like, ‘alright, I’m there!'”