Gente de Zona: “Latin music has grown a lot and everyone wants to speak Spanish”


The duo Gente de Zona, nominated in the category of best contemporary tropical album at the 2022 Latin Grammys, went through the red carpet of said event and assured that Latin music is constantly growing with foreign artists who “try to join” the movement.

“Latin music has grown so much in recent years that now everyone seeks to speak and sing in Spanish. That is good and portrays the great health it enjoys,” said Alexander Delgado, a member of the Cuban group, in statements to EFE before accessing to the Michelob ULTRA Arena venue, where the 23rd edition of the Latin Grammys is held.

Gente de Zona competes for the Latin gramophone thanks to their album “De Menor a Mayor” and will face Jorge Luis Chacín (“El Mundo Está Loco”), Marissa Mur (“All Inclusive”), Pavel Núñez (“Tropico”) and Carlos Vives (“Cumbiana II”).

The duo made up of Alexander Delgado and Randy Malcom already bagged six Latin Grammys in 2014 for “Bailando”, the hit made with Enrique Iglesias and Descemer Bueno.

In 2015, they also released other releases with great commercial acceptance such as “La Gozadera” and “Traidora”, together with Marc Anthony.

From a position of prestige and respect in their genre, the duo was “very happy” to have been nominated again by the Latin Recording Academy, but wanted to send a message to those artists whose lyrics “are not the best example.” .

“You must be more careful with the lyrics and the way to convey the message to the music fans. A generation is coming and I would not like them to take certain examples,” Randy Malcom told EFE.

To which his partner added: “We have a great responsibility with our audience, let’s not forget it.”

Gente de Zona presented the single entitled “Tears of Champagne” on Tuesday and traveled to Las Vegas for a Latin Grammy that could crown Bad Bunny or Rosalía as kings of Latin music in 2022.

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