The Latin Songwriters Hall of Fame (LSHOF) will present the Medal of Freedom to the authors of the song “Patria y Vida”.
Yotuel Romero, Beatriz Luengo, Descemer Bueno, Luis Manuel Otero Alcántara, Maykel Osorbo, Alexander Delgado, Randy Malcom Martínez and DJ El Funky will receive this award on October 13 during the welcome gala for the new members of LSHOF.
Among these new members is the Dominican singer Johnny Ventura, who died last July.
During the ceremony, which will take place at the Hard Rock Hotel in Hollywood, in South Florida, the musicians Manuel Alejandro (Spain) and Elena Rose (Venezuela), among others, will be recognized.
Puerto Rican José Feliciano will receive the “Song of All Time” award for his song “Merry Christmas.” While the Mexican Emmanuel will be awarded an award for his artistic legacy.
The Peruvian-American actress and singer Isabela Merced will be in charge of hosting the gala and will perform, among others, Emilio and Gloria Estefan, José Feliciano, Draco Rosa, Erika Ender, La India, Luis Figueroa, Yotuel and Gente De Zona.
The song “Patria y Vida”, which has become an anthem of the Cuban people, has other important recognitions, such as having won in the categories of Best Song of the Year and Best Urban Song at the 2021 Latin Grammys.
The popular song was also nominated for the Lo Nuestro Awards in its 2022 edition and was included by Rolling Stone magazine in its list of the 50 best songs of 2021.
At the beginning of this year “Patria y Vida” was included in the Journal of Sessions of the United States Congress.