For decades Latin music has inspired and influenced mainstream global culture. It continues to seduce audiences around the world with its unique fusion of influences from Europe, Africa and Asia to and Indigeous and modern American. British-produced Latin music has brought even more exciting sounds into recording studios and concert halls, and with Europe's ever-increasing Latin diaspora, this year we have included European categories for the first time. Here are the awards recognising the best Latin Music in the UK and around the world.
From village pubs to Saturday night television, Latin dances are captivating UK audiences more than ever before. It’s time to recognise the real stars of the show – from Tango and Salsa to Samba and Flamenco. With so much talent on the continent, we are including a special category for European dancers for the first time. Here are the awards for the UK’s best dancers, teachers and schools in each of these world famous genres.
Last year’s World Cup confirmed why Latin Americans are considered the best in the world at Football; the inevitable result being another influx of Latin American players to the Premier League. The world’s most watched Football league would not be the same without this influx, which is why we celebrate Latin American, Portuguese and Spanish contribution to British football.
Artistic creativity has long been one the Latin World’s biggest exports. Beyond music and dance, Latin American and Spanish film, theatre and visual arts, offer their unique perspective on the world. Here we celebrate the artists that have exhibited, perfromed or screened their work in the UK in the last year.