We’re happy to announce that we’ve received two nominatinos for the 2013 Grammy Awards!
Nominated in the Best Latin Rock, Urban, or Alternative Album category is Sistema Bomb with their album Electro Jarocho, a trans-border collaboration between the new wave of traditional Son Jarocho musicians and group of Latino, US based musicians who have taken on this style as part of their musical identity. Produced by seven-time Grammy-nominated producer Greg Landau and Hector “Hecdog” Perez, this independent release features a slew of guest artists including Asdru Sierra of Ozomatli, Members of Los Cojolites Son de Madera, Chuchumbe, Roco Pachucote of Maldita Vecindad, and more.
Nominated in the Best Regional Mexican Music Album (Including Tejano) category was Son Jarocho group Los Cojolites. This next generation of young Son Jarocho musicians was first recognized internationally when they appeared on the soundtrack of the film “Frida,” and has continued to tour internationally as well as record. The album “Sembrando Flores” was also produced by Greg Landau and Hector “Hecdog” Perez, and features traditional Son Jarocho songs as well as originals composed by the group. This nomination is important because it is the first time a Son Jarocho album has been nominated in the Best Regional Mexican category, usually dominated by Mariachi, Norteño, and Banda music. Son Jarocho, by contrast, is a very rootsy style from the Veracruz region of Mexico and boasts much of the African influence in Mexican music.