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Hispanic Musicians Upset As Grammys Drop Latin Jazz Category

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Bobby Sanabria (I.) and Eddie Palmieri sound off about category cuts in the Grammys. (Via New York Daily News)

Fi2W’s Monika Fabian wrote this story for the New York Daily News.

As the Grammys are ditching many of its categories, some musicians wonder if the awards are short-changing America‘s diversity.

“The fact that we have less options now for us to be represented and that there are more Latinos in this country strikes me very much as cultural insensitivity,” said Grammy-nominated drummer Bobby Sanabria.

“The Grammys were the last stop for us as marginalized artists and marginalized forms of American music to get some recognition on the same level as [pop artists like] Usher and Lady Gaga,” Sanabria explained.

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AboutMonika Fabian
Monika Fabian is a former Feet in 2 Worlds contributor. She is a freelance journalist who writes about New York’s Latino community and Latin American culture. Her articles have appeared in El Diario/La Prensa, Hora Hispana, Metro, New York Daily News, NYPress, and Time Out New York. Monika is a Bronx-native with roots and family in Colombia and the Dominican Republic.