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We Want Latin Music Fully Recognized At The Grammys

Insiders at the Recording Academy quietly eliminated 31 categories of awards from the Grammys this year, at least 15 of them which are received predominantly by people of color.  

Awards for Latin Jazz, Regional Mexican, Banda, Tejano, and Norteño music, all central to Latino culture, were eliminated or consolidated.  Awards for Native American, Hawaiian, and Cajun music were eliminated too.  

Musicians like Carlos Santana, Ruben Blades, and Bobby Sanabria have all come out under the umbrella of grammywatch.org against these changes, some even calling them racist.  As tens of millions prepare to watch the Grammys, let's show the Recording Academy just how many fans the music they refuse to recognize has.  Sign this petition so that we can get these categories reinstated by next year.

The Message

Tell Recording Academy President Neil Portnow:

It is unnacceptable for the Grammys to cease to honor categories of music that are an important part of our heritage and culture.  

We're joining musicians like Carlos Santana, Ruben Blades and Bobby Sanabria in demanding that the Recording Academy reinstate awards that are received predominantly by musicians of color and which are relied upon by thousands of music professionals for their livelihood.

Please work to reinstate these awards as soon as possible.

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