Photo: Grammy Protest
Sunday, February 12, 2012
3:30pm until 5:00pm
corner of Figueroa and W. Pico Blvd
Downtown Los Angeles, CA
Grammywatch.org and Presente.org invite you to join us in a protest to demand that the Grammys reinstate the 31, mostly Latino, Black, Asian and Native American categories.
Come Support Musicians—- Blues, Mexican, Latin Jazz, Gospel, Cajun, Native American, Hawaiian, others—- fighting for music justice!
Join us in sending a message to Grammy President Neil Portnow and the Grammy Board and Demand that they Reinstate the Musical Categories now!
Bring your instruments and play with us…
Following the protest, come listen to the music the actual music the Grammys wants to stop recognizing.
Alternative Grammy Party
Mama Juana’s Latin Lounge
3707 Cahuenga Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90068
We Want Latin Music Fully Recognized at the Grammys
Insiders at the Recording Academy quietly eliminated 31 categories of awards from the Grammys this year, at least 15 of them which are received predominantly by people of color.
Awards for Latin Jazz, Regional Mexican, Banda, Tejano, and Norteño music, all central to Latino culture, were eliminated or consolidated. Awards for Native American, Hawaiian, and Cajun music were eliminated too.
Musicians like Carlos Santana, Ruben Blades, and Bobby Sanabria have all come out under the umbrella of grammywatch.org against these changes, some even calling them racist. As tens of millions prepare to watch the Grammys, let’s show the Recording Academy just how many fans the music they refuse to recognize has. Sign this petition so that we can get these categories reinstated by next year.
To sign petition, click here