Latin Grammy Sessions To Feature Carmen Linares, Feid, Arcángel, Niña Pastori

Spanish singer Carmen Linares performs on stage during Veranos de la Villa Festival 2014 at Jardines de Sabatini in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Juan Naharro Gimenez/Getty Images)

The Latin Recording Academy unveiled the artists who will participate in this year’s Latin Grammy Sessions, which are musical gatherings and experiences that jumpstart the celebration for the main ceremony set for Nov. 16.

There will be two sessions held in the cities of Granada and Málaga with artists such as Carmen Linares, Arcángel, Feid and Mala Rodríguez participating in the events that celebrate Spanish-language music.

The first Latin Grammy Session will focus on flamenco, a folkloric art from Andalusia (Southern Spain) that involves dancing, guitar and vocals and features Latin Grammy winners Arcángel and Niña Pastori, as well as Lola Índigo, Alana Sinkëy, Omar Montes and dancer Belén López. Latin Grammy nominee Carmen Linares, a legendary flamenco singer who will be honored with the Latin Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award, will also participate in the event. The production, advised by Spanish professor and writer José Javier León Sillero, aims to not only include traditional, relevant pieces of flamenco but modern-day, as well, to give viewers a portrait of the art form as it exists today and show them the genre’s strong influence.

The audiovisual piece will be filmed in Granada in the setting of Alhambra, a World Heritage site, and at Hotel Alhambra Palace to highlight the region’s architectural history and beauty and released Nov. 10 on The Latin Academy’s digital platforms.

The other session takes place on Oct. 13 in Málaga and will celebrate the popular urban genre at Plaza Toros de la Malagueta. Spanish singer Beret will be part of the celebration along with fellow Latin Grammy nominee Feid and Mala Rodríguez, who is the first woman to win a Latin Grammy in the Best Urban Song category.

The Latin Grammy Sessions are the first of several events lined up for the Andalusia community over the next three years. The Latin Recording Academy partnered with Junta de Andalucía to bring the Latin Grammy Awards and events surrounding it to Spain, marking the first time the association is hosting its biggest ceremony outside of the U.S.

The Latin Grammy Awards ceremony will be held at the Conference and Exhibition Centre (FIBES) in Seville, Spain, on Nov. 16. Nominations will be announced Sept. 19.