Enner Valencia and Gerónimo Rauch, amongst UK's most popular Latinos

Latin UK Awards 2015 gala to be held in Koko theatre on 13 May

Britain's most popular Latin personalities, musicians, sports people and dancers have been announced by The Latin UK Awards (LUKAS) 2015, after two months public voting and the verdicts of expert judges.

Argentina, Colombia, Ecuador, Venezuela and Dominican Republic are the leading Latin nations for their cultural contribution to the UK.

London’s theatre scene has surrendered to Argentinian Gerónimo Rauch, who won the LUKAS as “Vocalist of the Year” for his outstanding performance in “The Phantom of the Opera".

Argentina’s Tango has also won a LUKAS with Tango Fire as “Theatre Production of the Year”. Tango Fire is led by the young choreographer and dancer Germán Cornejo.

Venezuelan renowned pianist Clara Rodríguez won the public and judges’ vote as she was awarded the LUKAS as "Classical Act of the Year" for her acclaimed Appassionata Sonata by Candlelight.
Rodríguez, born in Caracas and resident of London since she was 17, commented: “I am very pleased for winning the LUKAS 2015. It is a great celebration of the passion among brits for the Latin culture.”

In music, Colombia was an absolute winner getting five LUKAS. Dorance Lorza band won as “Musician of the Year”, whilst also Cali born singer Robin del Castillo won the LUKAS for “Tropical Act of the Year”. DJ Fernando KBson won as “Tropical DJ”; rapper Mike Kalle took the “Urban Act of the Year”, and young DJ Luigi Sanchez was awarded in the category “Crossover DJ”.

In Sport, Ecuadorian Enner Valencia has won the Latin Sports Personality of the Year. The West Ham United forward contributed to the East London team after his success at the World Cup in Brazil.
As International Sports Personality of the Year Colombian James Rodríguez has won the LUKAS over to Portuguese superstar Cristiano Ronaldo.

Representing Dominican Republic, two mega-artists like Juan Luis Guerra and Romeo Santos have been voted winner and finalist, respectively, as “International Artist of the Year”.
Spanish show “Fernando’s Kitchen” has won as “Alternative Act of the Year” for its great fusion of Flamenco, African and Latin styles.

Personality, Entrepreneur and Visual Artist of the Year Awards are the only prizes yet to be announced at the gala ceremony next month.

The gala, on 13 May. Hosted for third consecutive year by Spain's most popular TV presenter Boris Izaguirre and Venezuelan comedian George Harris, The LUKAS ceremony will be at Koko theatre, in Camden, on 13 May. This is Britain's only spectacular showing off the best of Britain's diverse Latin cultures - from Flamenco, and KIzomba to Salsa, Samba and Tango - under one roof.
About LUKAS Awards
Air Europa LUKAS (Latin UK awards) is the annual award ceremony to recognise the contributions of one million Latin American, Spanish and Portuguese residents to British life. Now in its fourth year, it is the fastest-growing awards ceremony and most media-covered Latin event in the UK.
The event is organised by www.Latinolife.co.uk, the N°1 magazine for Latin & Spanish lifestyle in the UK.
More information: press@thelukas.co.uk | +44 7868 715 249