This Sunday was one of the most emotional galas in memory of the Aragonese Music Awards. The Auditorium La Colina de Sabiñánigo brought together several of the most representative figures of the Community’s music scene in a ceremony conducted with solvency once again by Irene Alquezar It is Luis Cebrian. The delivery of awards granted by the collective Musical Aragon served to honor one of the great names of Aragonese music, Gabriel Sopeña, who this year celebrates four decades of musical career, and who received the Lifetime Achievement Award.
Your great friend and companion in battles, the so desired Maurício Aznar, was present at the gala through an archive video that presented the honoree before going on stage: «It is a great honor to present… It is falling into a cliché, but I have no other word for it, nor can I think of another more sincere, than to say he is a friend. Ladies and gentlemen, with you the author Gabriel Sopeña».
He received the statuette created by the sculptor José Azul from the hands of Javier Macipedirector of the feature film about Mauricio Aznar, ‘La Estrella Azul’, whose filming ended last month.
«I am absolutely certain that I receive this award on behalf of all the people who helped me get here and make songs. Some left us: Juanito Fernández, Iñaki Fernández, José Antonio Labordeta, Joaquín Carbonell, José Luis Rodríguez, Coco Fernández… They all taught me to be proud of being Aragonese». Sopeña said excitedly.
“Let no one be called a mistake,” he warned. This award is a gift for my first 40 years of career. The future is what’s left from now on and I won’t lose it because the best is yet to come.
Sopeña and Macipe performed together the songs ‘Cantores’ and ‘Apuesta por el rock and roll’ and thus played a role in a moment in the history of these awards.
In the first part of the ceremony, he performed Carlos Tristeza, Aragonese Music Global Prize, “an artist who thinks you’re really cool and who loves Aragón”, said before performing the song ‘Todo estaba bien’. Among the artists who performed live, also stood out elem, who together with his band played the song ‘My mother hates you’.
Another of the previously announced distinctions was that of the Aragonese collective miraelbuenrap (Agitação Special Award), who has demonstrated his talent by improvising rhymes on stage.
he documentsl ‘Labordeta, another man’, by Paula Labordeta and Gaizka Urresti, obtained the Itinerant Prize for the Diffusion of the Aragonese Musical Panorama.
Prizes were widely distributed. The most awarded were Ixo Rai!, who won Best Group and Best Native Language Song for ‘Carta D’Amor’, and sho haiwith two other recognitions as Best Soloist and Best Cover for the work, in the latter case, by Laura Gómez and Marcos Cebrián.
The other proposals were awarded: La Ronda De Boltaña, Las Novias, Bladimir Ros, Elem, Rapsusklei, Tamer and Eddy Charlez. The room twenty-one received the award for Best Room and the Latin festival live has been distinguished by its programming. The Aragonese Music Awards will celebrate a quarter of a century in 2024 and the organization said that the next edition will be very special and participatory.