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Latin Grammys go on after green carpet rainout

By Korea Herald

Published : Nov. 22, 2013 - 19:18

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The stars of Latin music, undeterred by a torrential rainstorm that shut down the green carpet, gathered to award Carlos Vives three Latin Grammys including song of the year for “Volvi a Nacer” in Las Vegas.

The telenovela star turned vallenato revivalist performed the song while dancers in traditional Colombian “pollera colora” dresses waved their skirts to the delight of the audience at the 14th annual awards show Thursday night.

Vives dedicated the award “to all the children of Latin America because they have made this song even bigger. And of course, to my country, Colombia.”

He also racked up awards for best tropical fusion album and best tropical song by the midpoint of the show.

Marc Anthony’s “Vivir Mi Vida” took recording of the year.

When Sergio George, won for both producer of the year and best salsa album for “Salsa Giant,” he brought his fellow nominees on to the stage with him for an impromptu chorus, the public went wild and clapped along to the clave beat. (AP)