The list of honorees for the third annual La Musa Awards just got a little edgier. Trailblazing Mexican alt-rockers Café Tacvba will be feted with the Icon Award at the Oct. 15 ceremony, taking place at The Fillmore Miami Beach Jackie Gleason Theatre in Miami Beach.
The icon designation is fitting for a band which, over the last 25 years, has elevated rock by fusing it with hip-hop, electronic music, and folkloric sounds. Recently, the Rubén Albarrán-fronted act celebrated the 20th anniversary of its seminal album Re, which revolutionized rock en español. Their latest album, El Objeto Antes Llamado Disco, was deemed the best Latin album of 2012 by iTunes.
Café Tacvba will also be performing during the awards show, produced by the Latin Songwriters Hall of Fame (LSHOF). The non-profit was founded by renowned songwriters/composers Desmond Child and Rudy Perez in 2012 to honor their peers who have impacted music on a global scale.
Cuban music mogul Emilio Estefan, Chilean singer/songwriter Myriam Hernandez, Argentine composer/performer Gustavo Santaolalla, Argentine singer/songwriter Diego Torres, Colombian songwriter Hector Ochoa Cardenas and Salvadoran singer/songwriter Alvaro Torres are the six music luminaries being inducted into the LSHOF during this year’s ceremony. Quincy Jones will receive the Desi Arnaz Pioneer Award while Chilean rock icon Beto Cuevas will be recognized with a special La Musa Conquistador Award.