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Eduardo Cabra Wins Producer Of The Year | 18th Latin GRAMMYs
Puerto Rican Eduardo Cabra (Calle 13) won Producer Of The Year at the 18th Latin GRAMMY Awards.
"Wow. Today is a crazy day. Today my son has a birthday, and this is happening, you know [it's] a very special day. I want to show my gratitude towards the technicians, to all the musicians with whom I've shared the stage with [and] with whom I've shared the studio with — the one who picks up a cable to the one who is sitting next to the console. All of those people are teachers. One is constantly learning from all of the people that affect you being onstage or [in] the recording studio. They are all teachers — really, thank you very much for your education, teachings, and your tales. In addition, I want to thank the Academy. Really, this is super neat that this is happening … thank you. And thank you to the projects [on] which I collaborated this year. They were incredible projects, incredible foundations. We had a blast in the studio. I think that's what it's all about: have fun, have a good time. I had a blast during those five jobs. Thanks to Joan. Thanks to Wendell for all of the hours we spent together in the studio. [I'm] truly thankful. Take care." — Eduardo Cabra
The win marks Cabra's 23rd Latin GRAMMY of his career. It is the second time he's won this category. He previously won as a member of Calle 13 at the 12th Latin GRAMMY Awards in 2011.
Cabra (Visitante) produced Vicente García’s A La Mar, La Vida Bohéme’s La Lucha and Silvina Moreno’s Sofá, among other work this past year.
Previous winners for Producer Of The Year include Sebastian Krys, Juan Luis Guerra, Sergio George, and Rafael Aracute.
The other nominees in the category this year were Eduardo Bergallo, Moogie Canazio, Hamilton De Holanda, Marcos Portinari, Daniel Santiago, and Armando Manzanero.