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Latin Recording Academy to honor Poncho Sánchez, Rita Moreno

September 13, 2012|By Reed Johnson
  • Poncho Sánchez, above, Rita Moreno, Milton Nascimento and others will be honored by the Latin Recording Academy.
Poncho Sánchez, above, Rita Moreno, Milton Nascimento and others… (Orange County Great Park )

Poncho Sánchez, the master conguero, band leader and salsa singer from Southern California, will be among those honored with lifetime achievement awards by the Latin Recording Academy during the week leading up to the Latin Grammy Awards show in November.

Sánchez, a beloved and ubiquitous figure on the L.A. jazz and Latin music scene for decades, will be joined at the Nov. 14 ceremony at the Four Seasons Hotel Las Vegas by Luz Casal, the Spanish singer-songwriter; Argentine singer-songwriter Leo Dan; Rita Moreno, the legendary Puerto Rican-born singer, dancer and actor; Milton Nascimento, one of the founding fathers of contemporary Brazilian popular music; Daniela Romo, the Mexico-born singer-actress; and Brazilian composer-singer-guitarist Toquinho.

Two other arists will receive the Latin academy's Trustees Award: Spanish flamenco guitarist Juan Carmona "Habichuela"; and Yomo Toro, the Puerto Rican-born "King of the Cuatro."

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