Woman Forbidden to Sing as a Child Wins Latin Grammy at 95 After Grandson Records Her Songs

A 95-year-old Cuban-American grandmother has won best new artist at the Latin Grammy Awards after being forbidden to pursue music as a child. She is the oldest musician ever to be nominated in this category. In her speech, the nonagenarian thanked her grandson, a composer, who recorded her voice, which earned her the stardom she has long deserved.
Singer-songwriter Angela Alvarez tied for the best new artist in the 2022 Latin Grammys on Nov. 17, alongside artist Silvana Estrada.
Cuban-US singer Angela Alvarez accepts the award for Best New Artist on stage during the 23rd Annual Latin Grammy Awards at the Mandalay Bay’s Michelob Ultra Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, on Nov. 17, 2022. (VALERIE MACON/AFP via Getty Images)
Angela said in her award speech, “My grandson was the one who helped me get to where I am now … I want to dedicate this award to God and my homeland, Cuba, [which] I will never forget,” as translated from Spanish…. Source

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