La Red have won their first Marlin Award for “Outstanding International Caribbean Recording”. The results were announced during the 25th Anniversary of the Marlin Awards held in Nassau, Bahamas, for their single “Me Escogiste”. They are the first gospel Latin reggae artist from the Caribbean and Latin America to win the Marlin Award.
La Red, formerly known as Filosofia are considered one of the pioneers of Spanish reggae in Puerto Rico. Musical hits such as “Romance Natural”, “Fantasía”, “Perfecto Amor” and “Sustancia” have reached the top of the charts in several Latin American countries such as Peru, Mexico, Costa Rica, Puerto Rico and in the USA (California)
“Me Escogiste” was produced by N.Y.C Native / Veteran Reggae Producer/ Keyboardist Don Altamirano and the talented Puerto Rican Maestro, Arranger and Vocalist Magdiel Maldonado.
The mix and mastering was done by world-renowned mixing engineer/ Live Dub Mix Artist Laurent “Tippy I” Alfred (Igrade Records) in St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands.
LA RED says,
“After 23 years we kept working incessantly on our musical careers and never gave up on our dream. Being recognized at this international level in the midst of established artists, producers and legends of Caribbean gospel music such as Monty G, Nigel Lewis, Positive, Sherwin Gardner, Neesha Woods, Eunice Callwood, Toyin Adekale, Reuel Lynch etc. made the wait worthwhile”
The Caribbean Gospel Music Marlin Awards was launched on March 16, 1996, by recording artist, radio personality, media executive and Pastor, Kevin Harris. The vision of the Marlin Awards is to inspire, recognize and foster excellence and growth in Caribbean gospel music.
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