Panama’s Afrodisiaco and Ruben Blades get Latin Grammy nod

The Panamanian group Afrodisíaco winner of the Silver Seagull award at the Viña del Mar 2016 festival in Chile has been nominated for the Latin Grammy Awards 2018.

The announcement came from the Latin Recording Academy on Thursday, September 20  which also named singer-songwriter Rubén Blades with Roberto Delgado and Orchestra.

Afrodisiaco will compete in the best folk album category, for its disc “Coming from Panama”. The work is a folk fusion based on Afro-Panamanian rhythms like Congo, bullerengue, cortachacho and new drum, plus salsa, rock, konpa and reggaeton.