2017 was the year that Latin music conquered the world. For decades Latin music has inspired mainstream global culture, but now Latin American artists are making the global hits, in their own language. With its unique fusion of influences from Europe, Africa and Asia mixed with and indigenous and modern American, Latin music continues to create exciting sounds that captivate audiences. Here are the awards recognising the best Latin music outputs and talent from the UK, Europe and around the world.
Latin dances are captivating global audiences more than ever before. It’s time to recognise the real stars of the show – from Tango and Salsa to Samba and Flamenco. Here are the awards for the UK’s and Europe's best dancers in each of these world famous genres.
This Year's World Cup will again no doubt exhibit why Latin Americans are considered the best footballers in the world, with the inevitable resulting influx of new 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. In film especially, Latin American directors have gone from being an art novelty to at the forefront of Hollywood's most commercially succesful. Here we celebrate the artists that have exhibited, perfromed or screened their work in the UK in the last year.
Whose the person that has captured your heart or your imagination this year? Whose that pioneer whose lifetime of work deserve special recognition? Whose that talented youngster who you think will be the face of the future?