Miami Beach, FL–The Latin Songwriters Hall of Fame/La Musa Awards and WorldArts will honor emerging singer-songwriter Emily Estefan with the WorldArts Discovery of the Year Award during the 4th annual La Musa Awards ceremony in Florida.
Event organizers say the WorldArts Discovery of the Year Award is given to promising young talent at the start of their careers.
The La Musa Awards will be held October 13 at The Fillmore Miami Beach Jackie Gleason Theater. Richard Jay-Alexander will direct the awards ceremony, and Eduardo Marturet will conduct the Miami Symphony Orchestra.
This year’s Latin Songwriters Hall of Fame inductees are Los Temerarios (Adolfo & Gustavo Ángel Alba), Draco Rosa, Alejandro Jaen, Claudia Brant, Miguel Luna and Cheo Zorilla.
Larry Underwood, Founder and CEO of WorldArts said, “We are absolutely thrilled to have chosen Emily Estefan to receive the 1st annual WorldsArts Discovery of The Year Award established with us by the Latin Songwriters Hall Of Fame to be presented at the La Musa Awards. Emily is one of the most exciting and dynamic new singer-songwriters to emerge on the scene and we look forward to watching her steadily rise and keep bringing her amazing music to the world far into the future.”
For Desmond Child, LSHOF Chairman/CEO, “Emily has created a unique sound incorporating all the incredible music she grew up with and the sounds of her own generation with the ease of an artist far beyond her years. I would like to sincerely congratulate her on this prestigious new award from WorldArts which is totally deserved.”
“We are so excited to have Emily receive the WorldArts Discovery of the Year Award this year, it’s so deserved because I had the pleasure of being knocked out by Emily’s talent during the Miami Beach Centennial mega celebration concert that I produced with my friends at ACT Productions. I was totally blown away, I had no idea how gifted Emily is, she’s the real deal and we wouldn’t expect anything less coming from the Estefan Musical Dynasty,” said LSHOF President Rudy Perez.
Emily Estefan is not only part of a musical dynasty, in her own right she’s a musical force to be reckoned with. She founded Alien Shrimp Records in the hopes that it would not only be a home for her original music, but also a place for new and emerging artists to thrive and truly express themselves creatively. Emily earned a degree in contemporary writing and production from Boston’s prestigious Berklee College of Music. Her label, Alien Shrimp Records and RED Distribution announced a newly inked partnership for physical and digital distribution throughout the U.S. and Canada, as well as worldwide digital distribution, for its entire roster. She is the 2017 recipient of the WorldArts discovery of the Year Award.