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Natalia Lafourcade Wins Best Folk Album | 18th Latin GRAMMYs
No stranger to the Latin GRAMMY stage, Mexican singer/songwriter Natalia Lafourcade added another Latin GRAMMY to her collection, winning Best Folk Album for Musas (Un Homenaje Al Folclore Latinoamericano En Manos De Los Macorinos, Vol. 1) at the 18th Latin GRAMMY Awards.
"Wow. Hi everyone. We are very excited. I am very grateful. I have next to me, two great men, the Macorinos, I wanted to collaborate on this project to reconnect with myself and reconnect with music, folklore [and] the composers that I admire [and] with Mexico [and] with Latin America. I felt it was necessary to unveil the music and return it to that … intimate space of heart and soul and, fortunately, this spread to my team. This spread to our producers, Gustavo Guerrero [and] Cheche Alara. It spread to my management team, to Queta, Kevin [and] Carlos. It spread to my record company, my family [and] my record company that indulge [my] crazy whims. …
"There they are, and they tell me, "Let's go forward." [Thank you to] the team of people that have been behind this Musas [album] that we completed. And [to] my men, my Macorinos: What I most wanted was [for] the world [to] remember them always for how pleasant they are. … Thank you very much." — Natalia Lafourcade
A GRAMMY and Latin GRAMMY winner, this win marked her first win in the Best Folk Album category. She also took home Best Long Form Video at the 18th Latin GRAMMYs for Musas, El Documental, marking her ninth career win. Past wins include the Latin GRAMMY for Record and Song Of The Year for "Hasta La Raíz" at the 16th Latin GRAMMY Awards.
The other nominees for Best Folk Album were Yuvisney Aguilar & Afrocuban Jazz Quartet's Piango, Piango, Magín Díaz' El Orisha De La Rosa, Quinteto Leopoldo Federico's Pa' Qué Más (Música Andina Colombina), and Edward Ramírez & Rafa Pino's El Tuyero Ilustrado.