Musicians Diego Torres and Sie7e rocked the house Tuesday night at the Latin GRAMMY Acoustic Sessions at The New World Center in Miami Beach.
The so-called Sessions, held in other major cities like New York, Dallas and Los Angeles, is an invite-only event where members of the music industry as well as influencers are welcome to enjoy an intimate presentation by some of Latin music’s most recognized names.
The Miami concert was also a chance for attendees to get pumped for the Latin GRAMMYS, airing live on Nov. 19 from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.
Torres expressed his pride at being invited to sing.
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“It’s always beautiful when one’s work is taken into account, so this is a night to enjoy and party,” said Torres, who is nominated for a Latin GRAMMY in Song of the Year for Hoy Es Domingo. “I’m very happy to collaborate with the [Latin Recording] Academy and to come and perform a concert in such a beautiful theater.”
Puerto Rican singer Sie7e, who promised to leave his heart and soul on the stage, came in with a mix of Caribbean and reggae-style tunes: Don’t Worry Be Happy, Tocando el Cielo and Le Regalo Una Promesa.
The Latin GRAMMY winner felt that singing for fellow musicians and those in the industry made the performance all the more special.
“These are the people who know what it’s like to grind [hard] in this industry, and I believe that they recognize one’s work a little bit more in these types of settings,” said Sie7e, who quit his advertising job in 2005 and decided to pursue his true passion — music.
Torres gave the audience of mix of old (Guapa, Sueños and Color Esperanza) and new material, such as songs from his most recent album, La Buena Vida.
“The good life refers to the simple yet important things,” said the Argentine, who recently won a La Musa award at the Latin Songwriters Hall of Fame. “Love, health, music and family.”