~~May 25, 2019~~
EMILIO AND GLORIA ESTEFAN
Another musical phenomenon that is one of my all time favorites
‘Miami Sound Machine‘ was reaching their most popular, worldwide status as I was coming up in my young, adult years.
I followed them in each and every step of their journey. I bought their singles, albums. music videos as they were dropped to the public.
Their story is one of the most important for immigrants coming to this country. Their story is one of incredible success and influence in the Latino community all over the world.
Lin-Manuel Miranda is the perfect choice to tell their story.
Gloria and Emilio Estefan received a special award from the Library of Congress in a Washington, D.C. event taped for a PBS television show which aired in May
The Cuban-American hit songwriting team have composed 38 No. 1 hits across the Billboard charts and produced many others. In their 43 years together, they’ve racked up dozens of Grammys and Latin Grammys, plus hundreds of other nominations and awards including the Presidential Medal of Freedom – the highest civilian honor in the country.
The power couple added another major accomplishment to their incredible track record: During the March 13 event they became the first songwriters of Hispanic descent, and the first husband-and-wife team, to be honored with the coveted Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song.
The Gershwin Prize is named for the legendary American songwriting team George and Ira Gershwin, whose papers and original music scores were donated by the Gershwin estate to the Library of Congress.
It recognizes a living musical artist’s lifetime achievement in “promoting the genre of song as a vehicle of entertainment, information, inspiration, and cultural understanding.” Prior recipients include Paul Simon, Stevie Wonder, Paul McCartney, Carole King, Smokey Robinson, and Tony Bennett.
Singing to honor them throughout the evening were Fernando Varela, Rita Moreno, Andy Garcia, Gian Marco, Patti LaBelle, Jose Feliciano, Cyndi Lauper, Emily Estefan, and the cast from the Estefan’s own hit Broadway show On Your Feet, including Ana Villafañe and Mauricio Martinez.
Previously taped segments by Pitbull, Jon Secada, Ricky Martin, and others who could not attend due to concert engagements will be included in the show’s final edit.
In addition, Lin-Manuel Miranda narrated video segments about the Estefan’s life story.
“As it appears in … full read/full credit”
~~Published on May 25, 2019~~
Emily Estefan Performs …. “Library of Congress: Gershwin Prize for Popular Song …. “!!
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