Latin Conference & Awards

Quetzal: My GRAMMY Moment

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Quetzal poses during the 55th Annual GRAMMY Awards Pre-Telecast at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on February 10, 2013 in Los Angeles, CA

Before a new crop of GRAMMYs are handed out, hear from past winners about what it's like to receive the coveted honor.

Quetzal won a GRAMMY for best latin rock, urban or alternative album for 2012's "Imaginaries."

QUETZAL FLORES: “We were sitting at the back of the theater when our category came up. The announcer mispronounced the name of our band and album. It created lots of confusion until our album cover came on the big screen. [Percussionist] Alberto Lopez said, ‘We won!’ When we got the award, I looked over at [bassist] Juan Perez, and he looked like he was going to cry. I gave him a big smile, and we both began to laugh. [Singer] Martha [Gonzalez] gave a speech, we walked backstage, and they took the award from us and said, ‘This is a prop. You’ll get yours in the mail.’ Then we went to take photos and were given another prop. Then they took it away. This was repeated several times for about two hours. It was really confusing, but fun.”


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