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Nicaraguan band La Cuneta Son Machin nominated for Grammy

News from Nicaragua | Monday, 15 February 2016 |

Nicaraguan rock, folk, cumbia band La Cuneta Son Machin has been nominated for this year’s Grammys in the category Best Latin Rock, Urban Or Alternative Album. http://lacunetasonmachin.com/

Their studio production, "Mondongo," is up against Bomba Estereo's "Amanecer," Natalia Lafourcade's "Hasta La Raiz” Monsieur Periné's "Caja de Música" and Pitbull's "Dale."

Band member Carlos Mejia commented in an interview with Latin Times: "We feel honoured knowing that Nicaraguan music is competing with renowned artists."

Bass player August Mejía added: "It will bring great benefits to the Nicaragua music movement. As a small country, it's difficult for artists to export their musical projects. Hopefully this nomination can help other local talents export their voice outside our borders."

The group has become one of the most popular bands in Nicaragua with their fusion of traditional folk music with rock, funk, cumbia and electro beats.

"We've grown with our fans, who have always followed every step of our career," said lead singer Carlos Guillen to Latin Times. "They see this achievement as their own," he stated, adding that the whole country is excited to see a Nicaraguan group in such an important music ceremony.

The award ceremony will take place today (Monday) at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California.