The Latin Recording Academy(R) Announces Bhakti Baxter as the Official Artist for...

The Latin Recording Academy(R) Announces Bhakti Baxter as the Official Artist for the 8th Annual Latin GRAMMY(R) Awards

Miami-Based Artist Unveils Artwork at Nominee Press Conference


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Miami, FL–(HISPANIC PR WIRE – BUSINESS WIRE)–August 29, 2007–Bhakti Baxter was announced as the official artist for the 8th Annual Latin GRAMMY(R) Awards, it was announced today by The Latin Recording Academy(R). Baxter’s artwork will be proudly used as the official image for the world’s premier Latin music event and will grace the cover of the 8th Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards invitation, show tickets, poster, program book, and other important applications. Baxter unveiled his artwork at the press conference announcing this year’s Latin GRAMMY nominees today in Miami.

“The artwork that Bhakti has created for our 8th Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards season is a stunning piece that reflects, through his universal vision, the elegance and luster of the Latin GRAMMY Award and the high esteem in which it is held,” said Latin Recording Academy President Gabriel Abaroa. “We are proud to have an artist of his caliber with such immense talent and depth, contribute this beautiful work to our musical celebration.”

Born in Miami in 1979, Baxter, who is of Argentine descent, earned his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the New World School of the Arts. He has been exhibiting his work professionally since 1998. As co-creator of “The House,” an alternative exhibition space in Miami, his work has been celebrated at prominent galleries in Miami, New York and Paris. Seen as a rising star in the art world, Baxter’s artwork has been described as universally beautiful; exploring themes such as nature’s symmetry, infinite space, and mental calmness in a world of chaos.

The 8th Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards will be held at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas on Nov. 8 and will be broadcast for the third consecutive year on the Univision Network at 8 p.m./7C. In addition, the broadcast also will be distributed internationally to more than 100 countries. For more information, please visit http://www.latingrammy.univision.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 http://www.grammy.com.

The Latin Recording Academy(R) Announces Bhakti Baxter as the Official Artist for the 8th Annual Latin GRAMMY(R) Awards