Mexican Rock Band Mana Is Latin Grammys’ Person of the Year

9/5/2018 – The New York Times

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Mana will be honored as Person of the Year 2018 by the Latin Recording Academy, and Fher Olvera, lead vocalist of the influential Mexican rock band, can’t help but recall its beginnings “in a little truck,” as they say, chopping wood and carrying water.

“The band Mana started from way, way down,” Fher told The Associated Press in an interview from his house in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico. “Everything that happens in our lives as artists is a huge surprise … so to get to this point where we’re going to be ‘Person of the Year’ of such an important award ceremony is a big achievement. We were very inspired with the news.”

Mana, winner of six Latin Grammys and four Grammys, will be recognized for its achievements and contributions to the Latin community, as well as its constant support to the preservation and protection of the environment and human rights, the Latin academy announced Wednesday.

 

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