🎉 Qué Viva el Fandango!
🏆 “Fandango at the Wall in New York” won the Grammy Award for Best Latin Jazz Album.
Thank you to the Recording Academy for recognizing our work.
⬆️ Thank you for lifting up the son jarocho artists.
They’re incredible musicians who share their traditions with an open heart. ❤️
😊 I have to tell you… This one is most special.
It’s the largest & most meaningful project I’ve ever been a part.
Jorge Francisco Castillo hatched the idea for a cross-border festival in 2007.
Arturo O’Farrill & I launched this project in 2016.
It has taken drive, determination, and persistence. ⚡⚡⚡
🎵 But the cause of bringing people together through music is worthwhile.
Someone said to me, “You had the most number of people on the stage.”
I replied, “That’s the whole spirit of a fandango — everyone is welcome.” 👋🏽👋🏽👋🏽👋🏽
What I will most remember from this past weekend…
🎸 Performing with everyone at the after party.
💃🏽 We brought the fandango to the Grammys. 💃🏽
The mirth. The music! Epa!
🎥 The day after the Grammys, we held a film screening at UCLA.
I watched the film with everyone again, including Varda Bar-Kar, our director who I hadn’t seen in years.
I saw the film in a new light. 💡
After the screening, the jaraneros performed.
✈️ I couldn’t stay. I had to catch my plane.
As I left and the music continued, I thought to myself…
🏁 “We did it.”
Muchas gracias. 🙏🏽