SANTA MONICA, Calif. (November 12, 2013) — As the official start of Latin GRAMMY® Week in Las Vegas, The Producers & Engineers Wing® of The Recording Academy®, in partnership with The Latin Recording Academy®,, will hold its first-ever Latin GRAMMY Week celebration, titled "En La Mezcla" ("In the Mix"), an invitation-only cocktail reception celebrating the diverse group of Spanish-, English- and Portuguese-speaking individuals working "behind the glass" to create some of the most memorable recordings in the history of music, as well as acknowledging current producers and engineers nominated for Latin GRAMMY Awards within their respective categories. Taking place Tuesday, November 19, from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. at Studio at the Palms (inside Palms Casino Resort), "En La Mezcla" will be co-hosted by GRAMMY® and Latin GRAMMY® Award-winning producers and engineers Carlos Alvarez, Rafael Arcaute and Moogie Canazio. Gabriel Abaroa Jr., President/CEO of The Latin Recording Academy, and Neil Portnow, President/CEO of The Recording Academy, will be in attendance, as well as key members of the P&E Wing community. DJ Nino will perform live. "En La Mezcla" joins the itinerary of events held by the P&E Wing around the country that provide a platform for key industry leaders to meet and exchange ideas in a casual and social environment.
The event is sponsored by HARMAN Professional brands AKG®, Lexicon® and JBL® Professional, with beverages provided by Heineken.
Established in 1957, The Recording Academy is an organization of musicians, producers, engineers and recording professionals that is dedicated to improving the cultural condition and quality of life for music and its makers. Internationally known for the GRAMMY Awards — the preeminent peer-recognized award for musical excellence and the most credible brand in music — The Recording Academy is responsible for groundbreaking professional development, cultural enrichment, advocacy, education and human services programs. The Academy continues to focus on its mission of recognizing musical excellence, advocating for the well-being of music makers and ensuring music remains an indelible part of our culture. For more information about The Recording Academy, please visit www.grammy.com. For breaking news and exclusive content, follow @TheGRAMMYs on Twitter, like "The GRAMMYs" on Facebook, and join The GRAMMYs' social communities on Instagram, Foursquare, GetGlue, Pinterest, Tumblr, and YouTube.
Currently more than 6,000 professionals comprise The Recording Academy Producers & Engineers Wing, which was established for producers, engineers, remixers, manufacturers, technologists, and other related creative and technical professionals in the recording field. This organized voice for the recording community addresses issues that affect the craft of recorded music, including the development and implementation of new technologies, technical guidelines and recommendations, and archiving and preservation initiatives. For more information, please visit www.producersandengineers.com.
The Latin Recording Academy is an international, membership-based organization comprised of Spanish- and Portuguese-speaking recording artists, musicians, songwriters, producers and other creative and technical recording professionals. The organization is dedicated to improving the quality of life and cultural condition for Latin music and its makers. In addition to producing the Latin GRAMMY Awards to honor excellence in the recorded arts and sciences, The Latin Recording Academy provides educational and outreach programs for the Latin music community. For more information about The Latin Recording Academy, please visit LatinGRAMMY.com. For breaking news and exclusive content, follow @LatinGRAMMYs on Twitter, like "Latin GRAMMYs" on Facebook , and join the Latin GRAMMYs' social communities on Foursquare, Google+, Instagram, Pinterest, Tumblr, and YouTube.