Full Sail Grads Nominated for 2012 Latin Grammy Awards

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The nominations for the 13th Annual Latin Grammy Awards were announced this week, recognizing another year of exciting releases from many of the biggest names in the genre. In addition to the great music, we’re proud to see that a selection of this year’s top nominees also featured the work of Full Sail Recording Arts alumni.

Among them are four grads nominated to receive their own Latin Grammy statues. These artists have nods in three different categories, including top prizes like Album of the Year and Record of the Year, as well as Best Engineered Album.

The list of alumni eligible for Latin Grammy awards are:

Walter Costa, Engineer (Recording Arts, 1996)
Best Engineered Album – Liebe Paradiso – Celso Fonseca and Ronaldo Bastos

Anthony “Tony” Mardini, Mixing engineer (Recording Arts, 1998)
Album of the Year – Eso Es Lo Que Hay – ChocQuib Town
Record of the Year – “Calentura” – ChocQuib Town feat. Tego Calderón & Zully Murillo

Andrés Saavedra, Engineer/Mixing (Recording Arts, 2002)
Album of the Year – Eso Es Lo Que Hay – ChocQuib Town
Record of the Year – “Calentura” – ChocQuib Town feat. Tego Calderón & Zully Murillo

Cesar Sogbe, Mixing engineer (Recording Arts, 1987)
Album of the Year – Peligro – Reik

This group represents only a handful of the Full Sail alumni who contributed to this year’s nominees, and we’ll report back with a full update of winning projects and grad credits following the Latin Grammy ceremony on Thursday, November 15. The event will be held at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, and you can catch the broadcast live on Univision.

Comments

  • Luis Mesa

    This is so cool! It is awesome to watch full sail alumni nominated to Grammy awards. I’m from Colombia and I know “chocQuib town” they’re a great band. I didn’t know their engineers were from full sail that’s fascinating.

  • Heinz

    Full Sail grads are everywhere. They get to work with a lot of cool people. I haven’t heard that band, but I’m going to hear it someday.