Angela Álvarez made Latin Grammy historical past on Thursday by means of profitable the award for very best new artist at age 95.
The singer tied within the class with musician and songwriter Silvana Estrada, however she had already set a document going into the development together with her nomination because the oldest musician ever nominated within the class.
“I wish to commit this award to God and to my liked nation, Cuba, which I can by no means be capable to put out of your mind,” Álvarez mentioned accepting her award on degree on the Latin Grammys in Las Vegas.
The Cuban-native’s pastime for track started in her early life. She used to be discouraged from pursuing a occupation in track by means of her father however discovered pleasure acting for her circle of relatives. The mummy of 4, grandmother of 9 and the great-grandmother of 15 immigrated to america within the Sixties, according to Billboard.
Through the years, she sang for her circle of relatives about her existence and advanced a selection of songs she composed. On the encouragement and make stronger of her grandson, she in the end recorded and launched selection of her songs in 2021.
The Latin Grammy nomination got here as a marvel to her, Álvarez told CNN en Español last month.
“I felt very, very proud in an effort to inform my tale, to the touch individuals who have almost certainly long past via the similar or greater than what I’ve long past via. There are individuals who surrender, however I didn’t surrender. I at all times fought,” she mentioned.
Álvarez concluded her speech on Thursday with phrases of inspiration.
“To people who have now not fulfilled their dream, even supposing existence is hard, there may be at all times some way out and with religion and love you’ll be able to succeed in it, I promise you,” Álvarez mentioned. “It’s by no means too past due.”