Photo: Sergio George's Salsa Giants will perform at Latin Grammys
On Thursday, November 21st at the 14th Annual Latin Grammy(R) Awards in Las Vegas, Sergio George’s super-group the Salsa Giants will perform live. Last summer, over 12,000 music fans gathered at the “Curacao North Sea Jazz Festival” to witness a once in a lifetime concert experience as a select group of renowned salsa musicians came together for a historical one night event. On June 25th, that experience was immortalized forever as the “Salsa Giants” CD/DVD was released under the production of musical director and producer Sergio George through Top Stop Music. Sergio George’s Salsa Giant iTunes the Billboard Tropical Music Chart, this week the album was certified Platinum in Mexico and certified Gold in Colombia, Venezuela, the United States and Peru.
This was a banner year for Sergio George and Top Stop Music seeing them receive a great deal of Latin Grammy(R) nominations including:
— Producer of the Year: Sergio George
— Best Salsa Album: “Sergio George Presents Salsa Giants”
— Best Salsa Album: Tito Nieves’ “Que Seas Feliz”
— Best Contemporary Tropical Album: Leslie Grace’s “Leslie Grace”
— Best Contemporary Tropical Album: Toby Love’s “Amor Total”
— Best Tropical Song: “Para Celebrar”
— Record of the Year: “Vivir Mi Vida” performed by Marc Anthony and
produced by Sergio George & Marc Anthony
“We are extremely excited to perform at the awards this year,” said Sergio George. “To bring together such a legendary group of performers on one stage in front of such a large audience is a great honor and will be a big treat for the fans. To have these incredible artists join me for a performance will surely provide a once in a lifetime
experience for everyone in attendance and everyone watching at home.”
The Salsa Giants concert begins with a brief piano introduction from George before a series of Salsa legends representing numerous cultures took the stage. Performances included Marc Anthony, Oscar D’León, Cheo Feliciano, Luis Enrique, Andy Montanez, Willy Chirino, Jose Alberto “El Canario”, Tito Nieves, Nora from the “Orquesta de la Luz” and Charlie Zaa. Hits included “Fabricando Fantasías”, “De Mí Enamrate”, “Discúlpeme
Senora”, “Lo Que Está Pa’ Ti”, “Rebelión”, “Yo No Se Manana”, “Un Verano En Nueva York”, “Llorarás” and “Tu Amor Me Hace Bien”. The album also features an original song featuring all of the Salsa Giants entitled “Para Celebrar.” Listen here.
A documentary on the show will be released on January 28, 2014.
“It felt like a graduation celebration… I said to myself, ‘Wow, I’m here with the best,’” said Marc Anthony. And De León added: “I have to applaud and support this action taken by Sergio George.”
Executive produced by Gregory Elías, Sergio George and Pablo Croce, the “Salsa Giants” documentary, narrated by John Leguizamo, debuted this past spring at the Curacao International Film Festival Rotterdam and will continue to play at festivals throughout the year.
A preview of the exciting new film can be viewed below.