I’m a voting member of the Recording Academy of Arts and Sciences and every year I have the honor of attending the Grammy’s and Latin Grammys. After all these years, it’s still a thrill to see the best in the business come together for one night of outstanding performances as the industry recognizes its brightest stars.
This year’s Latin Grammy’s broadcast was as exciting as ever. But it contained a new wrinkle. Before the show kicked off, the arena audience and those watching at home on Univision were shown President Obama’s speech on his immigration executive order. I don’t remember anyone mentioning a civic rally before the show or there being a disclaimer on the back of my ticket saying that I may be subject to a live political speech from Washington, D.C. when I paid for them. I would have rather had heard a violin solo dubbed over his voice which would have the tone much better.