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BMI Toasts Latin Grammy Nominees

Posted in News on August 30, 2004
BMI hosted a champagne reception last night (8/31) in honor of its 2004 Latin Grammy nominees at Le Clafoutis restaurant in Los Angeles. Co-sponsors of the event included Heineken, Sirius Satellite Radio and Taittinger champagne. Beverages were provided by Bacardi, Baffert’s, Cazadores and Kettle One.

Stars in attendance at the BMI Latin Grammy nominees soiree included Café Tacuba, Robi Draco Rosa, Akwid, Gustavo Santaolalla, Kinky, Control Machete, Banda El Recodo, Lupillo Rivera, Area 305, Tanghetto, Mario Quintero, Lara, Paulo Jobim, Superlitio and Anibal Kerpel, as well as actor Cheech Marin and numerous Latin music industry executives. Grammy Award-winning BMI songwriter/producer Kike Santander, who serves as Chairman of the Board of Trustees for the Latin Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences (LARAS), and Grammy Award-winning BMI songwriter/producer KC Porter, were also there.

The 5th Annual Latin Grammy Awards will be held September 1 at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. The ceremony will be hosted by George Lopez and broadcast live on CBS from 8-10pm ET/PT.

BMIís Delia Orjuela; Tanghettoís Diego Velazquez; BMIís Diane J. Almodovar; Tanghettoís Max Masri; BMIís Jerry Vila and Juan Madrid.

Gustavo Santaolalla; BMI's Doreen Ringer Ross; Anibal Kerpel; BMI's Delia Orjuela

BMI songwriter and actor Cheech Marin; DJ Toy from GRAMMY nominees Control Machete

BMIís Phil Graham; Amador Bustos, and Kike Santander, GRAMMY Award-winning songwriter & producer and Chairman of The Latin Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences (LARAS) Board of Trustees.

BMIís Delia Orjuela and songwriter/artist/radio personality Serralde

BMIís Jerry Vila; Kinkyís Omar Gongora and Ulises Lozano; BMIís Diane J. Almodovar; Kinkyís Carlos Chairez; BMIís Delia Orjuela; Kinkyís Cesar Pliego; and Heinekenís Oscar Fausto

BMIís Phil Graham; songwriter/GRAMMY nominee Jose Cantoral; and BMIís Delia Orjuela.

Shirley Maldonado, Sirius Satellite Radio; BMI's Barbara Cane and Delia Orjuela; GRAMMY nominee and member of Banda El Recodo Alfonso Lizarraga; BMIís Diane J. Almodovar and Maximo Aguirre.

BMI songwriter and TV personality Jessica Maldonado; actress Cynthia Klitbo; and BMIís Diane J. Almodovar

Ulises Lozano; Omar Gongora; Carlos Chairez and Cesar Pliego.