Visitante Leads the Pack of Latin Grammy Nominees with 10

It’s a perfect ten for Eduardo Cabra

The Puerto Rican reggaetón singer has picked up 10 Latin Grammy nominations to lead the pack of honorees this year.

Eduardo Cabra

Cabra, commonly known “Visitante,” earned nine nominations with his stepbrother and fellow Calle 13 member René Pérez, known as “Residente.” He earned his tenth nod of the year for Producer of the Year his work as a producer on Jorge Drexler’s album Todo Cae.

Calle 13’s nominations include Record of the Year, for their single “Respira El Momento;” Album of the Year for MultiViral; and Song of the Year for their track “Ojos Color Sol” with Silvio Rodríguez.

Since 2006, when they took home the Best New Artist award, Calle 13 has won 19 Latin Grammys.

Meanwhile, Andres Castro earned eight. Tom Coyne received seven, Julio Reyes Copello and Carlos Vives each received six nominations, and Descemer Bueno and Enrique Iglesias were next with five nods each.

In the running for best new artist are Aneeka, Linda Briceno, Caloncho, Julio Cesar, Pablo Lopez, Miranda, Periko & Jessi Leen, Daniela Spalla, Juan Pablo Vega and Mariana Vega.

This year’s Latin Grammy Awards will broadcast live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. The ceremony will air on the Univision from 8:00 – 11:00 pm ET.

Click here to see the complete list of nominees.

Rodriguez to Perform in Three Latin American Countries in April

Sixto Rodriguez, the Searching for Sugar Man subject, isn’t the only over-60 musician with the last name Rodriguez still going strong.

Silvio Rodriguez, the noted Cuban singer-songwriter, will be touring Costa Rica, Bolivia and Peru in April.

Silvio Rodriguez

The 66-year-old musician, known as one of the leaders of the nueva trova movement, will give a single concert in each of the three countries.

Rodriguez will be backed by flutist and clarinet player Niurka Gonzalez and drummer Oliver Valdes.

His first performance will be on April 12 at the Ricardo Saprissa Stadium in San Jose, Costa Rica.

On April 15, Rodriguez has a concert scheduled at City Park in Santa Cruz, Bolivia; and he will close the tour with a show at Monumental Stadium in Lima on April 19.

In his nearly 50-year artistic career, Rodriguez has composed hundreds of songs and music for films, and has released more than 20 albums.

The composer of “Ojala,” “Unicornio” and “Playa Giron” made appearances in other Latin American countries last year, including Uruguay and Chile.

Calle 13 Recording a Documentary in Cuba

Following the band’s participation in a campaign to end child trafficking and the exploitation of children in Latin America, Calle 13 will be back in front of the cameras for another project.

The Puerto Rican reggaetón duo is currently shooting a documentary about their own experiences in Cuba, according to band member René Pérez, a.k.a. “Residente.”

“We’re filming a big documentary about C-13 in Cuba,” announced Pérez via his Twitter account, according to a report published on the government Web page Cubadebate.

Pérez said he traveled to Cuba on a motorboat and declared that it was “a great experience, a little dangerous but nice at the same time.”

Residente and his stepbrother Eduardo Cabra, known as “Visitante“—who broke the record for most Latin Grammy wins at a whopping 19 at last year’s awards show—have enlisted Puerto Rican filmmaker Lidy Paoli López to direct the documentary.

The film could include the duo’s attendance at a concert offered by Cuban singer-songwriter Silvio Rodríguez last Thursday at the National Museum of Fine Arts in Havana.

The band has previously filmed the 27-minute documentary “Calle 13 en La Habana“, by Lester Sibila and Frank Fernández, to serve as a record of their visit to the Caribbean country.

Calle 13 first performed in Cuba at a huge concert in Havana in 2010.

“Cuba was a mystery we wanted to discover,” said Residente during that visit. “I open the windows and look at the sea and I’m already inspired.”