BMI Celebrates Latin Grammy Nominees at Pre-Show Party

Posted in News on November 8, 2006
BMI celebrated the kick-off of the Latin Grammys at the Bacardi Noche Latina pre-party held Nov. 1 at Joe's Pub in New York. Several of BMI's Latin Grammy nominees performed live to a packed venue, including Spanish singer and previous Grammy winner Javier García, Columbian songstress Inés Gaviria, and Mexican rock band Motel.

Jamil Atallah, Ines Gaviria, BMI's Porfirio Piña and nocheLatina's Alex Frias 

"NocheLatina is all about music, lifestyle and entertainment," said Alex Frias, Managing Director of "We couldn't think of a better way to celebrate the New York debut of the Latin Grammy Awards than with an intimate performance by BMI songwriters Inés Gaviria, Javier Garcia and Motel."

Inés Gaviria performs

Inés Gaviria is a singer/songwriter based in Miami, Fla. Her first album, A Mi Manera, was released in June 2005 on Respek Records (distributed by Universal Records). Her affinity and passion for music sparked when she was only 13-years-old and her career continues to grow. She is omnipresent in the industry, previously singing backup for several high-profile artists while writing songs and music for both artists and publishers. Her break came after she was invited to participate in the "Songwriters' Exchange" organized by Respek. Despite offers from several major labels, Inés took the independent route and hit her stride, riding it all the way to the top.

Javier Garcia performs

Javier Garcia embodies the complete artist: He is a gifted singer, composer, arranger, producer, and guitar and percussion player. It is these talents that Garcia brings to the incredibly diverse fusion of musical styles, with tastes of rock, hip-hop, ska, calypso, funk, reggae and tropical rhythms. All of these flavors combined add to the unique pop sound that can be heard on his most recent album, 13. Garcia is currently featured on the new compilation album Radio Latino, an upbeat collection of Latin pop and alternative music issued by Putumayo World Music in conjunction with United for Colombia.

Motel performs

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Motel's Pepe Damián, BMI's Jerry Vila, Motel's Ruben Puente, BMI's Porfirio Piña, Motel's Rodrigo Dávila, BMI's Delia Orjuela and Motel's Billy Méndez

Bacardi is the world's largest privately held, family-owned spirits company and producer of rums, including Bacardi Superior and Bacardi151. The company sells in excess of 240 million bottles per year in 170 countries. The business is the fourth largest spirits company in the world. Bacardi is also well-known for Bacardi Mixers, Party Drink, Flavors and more.

Additional sponsors for the event included El Diario La Prensa, Putumayo World Music and LATINO ROYALTY.