Buena Vista Social Club, Gente de Zona Awarded in Latin Billboard

The Cuban musical groups Buena Vista Social Club and Gente de Zona emerged today as the new kings in the category of Tropical Music of the Latin Billboard awards.

The duet of singers Alexander and Randy Malcom opened the ceremony along with Puerto Rican Farruko at a gala highlighted by the artistic collaborations of the Bank United Center of the University of Miami.

Later on Gente de Zona received the awards for Best Tropical Song of the Year for La Gozadera, featuring Puerto Rican Marc Anthony; and were crowned as the best duo of the year also in the category of tropical songs.

For its part, the Buena Vista received the award for best group in the category of tropical album for the album Lost and Found, a phonogram with unreleased recordings of Compay Segundo, Omara Portuondo, Eliades Ochoa,Ibrahim Ferrer and Cachaito Lopez.

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