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The 2013 Lucas Music Awards

The 2013 Lucas Music Awards

This year two of the most coveted prizes for Best Direction and Video of the Year were deservedly given to Raupa, Mola and Nelson Ponce for El vuelo del moscardón (it also took the award for Best Instrumental Music and Choir Video), written by Aldo López-Gavilán Junco, for its original concept and also for the customary brilliance of the young pianist.

El vuelo del Moscardón, de Aldo López Gavilán

Alejandro Pérez needed a huge backpack to take home all the Lucases he was awarded: Best Popular Dance Music Video for Descontrólame by Luis Enrique despite the fact that La calle está caliente by Maykel Blanco y su Salsa Mayor and directed by two of the best, Rudy Mora and Orlando Cruzata was among the favorites; Best Pop Music Video with Imagina quién soy by Baby Lores and Thaira – I had been rooting for Tú by Isis Flores and Tony Lugones and directed by Pavel Giroud?; Best Pop House and Electronic Music Video for Cantaré, also by Baby Lores and Best Regueton Video for Party en El Vedado by King Angelo, who left the field to idols of the genre such as Kola Loka, El Micha and Gente de Zona. Alejandro also was a strong competitor in the Best Video Song category with Ella, by Descemer Bueno although the winner was the excellent Soltando amarras by Tesis de Menta and Pablo Milanés with direction by Claudio Pairot who had been competing against himself with the lovely Amor de otoño written by Milanes himself.

“Soltando amarras”, de Tesis de Menta y Pablo Milanés.

Another person who walked away with several awards was the filmmaker Ian Padrón: Best Traditional and Folklore Video for Un bolero para ti by Eliades Ochoa who defeated an outstanding competitor which was Deuda by David Álvarez and Sexto Sentido, directed by Lester Brito and Mayra María García; Best Ballad Video for A primera vista,by Ángel Arce and Best Fusion Video and Best Choreographic Video for the undisputed La culpa, by Buena Fe, Clave y Guaguancó and Havana Queens, that showed its strength in a division where several heavyweights were competing such as Fiesta crazy by Qva Libre, La buena suerte by Ernesto Blanco and Orland Max, Desde aquí by DecoraSon, My Funny Valentine by Michel Herrera and Deseos de penumbras by Deja Vu, receiving the award in the Best New Artist Video category.

“Deseos de Penumbras”, de Deja Vú.

In the category of Trova, I saw that the three nominations were running relatively neck and neck: the popular Tony Ávila in Timbiriche directed by Alfredo Ureta; Santi Feliú with Iceberg conducted by one of the monsters of contemporary Cuban music, X Alfonso, and Adrián Berazaín in Por encima de lo conocido directed by himself with Mauricio Figueral got the nod form the jury. In Metal Rock the decision went to Desnudo by Stoner directed by Vitico, Pardini y Estebita (all three rockers); in Hip-Hop the award went to Carta de presentación, by Cantero, directed by Asiel Babastro. While Lokalizando, by Yoyo Ibarra and David Blanco, conducted by Yoyo, Fino Herrera and Liván Valdés got the prize for Best Rock Pop Video.

“Localizando”, deYoyo Ibarra y David Blanco.

Finally, Que suenen los tambores, by Laritza Bacallao, conducted by Charles Cabrera and Omar Leyva (Best Electronic Merengue Video), and Te confieso, by Los Ángeles, with direction by Remache Estudios (Best Visual Effects) were competing for the Most Popular Video of the Year. Just as last year, the teen vote went to the frenetic Los Angeles who would give any boy band a run for their money.

Los Angeles – Te Confieso

Other Winners:
Mejor Video Música Popular Bailable
Descontrólame, de Luis Enrique
Dirección: Alejandro Pérez

Video de música Tradicional y Folclórica
Un bolero para ti, de Elíades Ochoa
Dirección: Ian Padrón

Mejor Video Trova
-Por encima de lo conocido, de Adrián Berazaín.
Dirección: Adrián Berazaín y Mauricio Figueiral

Mejor Video coreográfico y Mejor Video Fusión
“La Culpa”, de Buena Fe.
Dirección: Ian Padrón

Mejor Video Música Pop, House y Electrónica:
“Cantaré”, de Baby Lores.
Dirección: Alejandro Pérez.

Mejor Video de Hip Hop
“Carta de presentación”, de Cantero.
Dirección: Asiel Babastro.

Mejor Video Reguetón
“Party en el Vedado”, de King Ángelo.
Dirección: Alejandro Pérez.

Mejor Video Balada
“A primera vista”, de Ángel Arce.
Dirección: Ian Padrón.

Mejor Video Canción
“Soltando amarras”, de Tesis de Menta y Pablo Milanés.
Dirección: Claudio Pairot.

Mejor Video Merengue Electrónico
“Que suenen los tambores”, de Laritza Bacallao.
Dirección: Charles Cabrera y Omar Leyva.

Mejor Video Rock Metal
“Desnudo”, de Stoner
Dirección: Vitico, Pardini y Estebita.

Mejor Video Música Pop
“Imagina quien soy”, de Baby Lores y Thaira
Dirección: Alejandro Pérez.

December 2013

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