Like every year, from the so-called Capital of Timba, the renowned publication salsaytimba.org.pe (Peru) has posted the voting results to recognize the best of the genre.
Since 1997, different specialists, music lovers, collectors, DJ's, journalists and radio hosts from all over the world are consulted to produce the results that, in various categories, recognize "(...) the effort and the work made by musicians throughout the year(...)".
Cubamusic.com shares the main results of the 2017 edition (very close in quality, according to the organizers) and invites you to continue downloading this music to keep on quickening the development of it.
THE 2017 BEST OF SALSA AND TIMBA (salsaytimba.org.pe)
BEST BAND: ALAIN PEREZ Second place shared by ALEXANDER ABREU Y HAVANA D' PRIMERA and MAYKEL BLANCO Y SU SALSA MAYOR.
BEST SONG OF THE YEAR: "PASÁNDOLA BIEN" by PUPY Y LOS QUE SON SON Second place: "CHACA CHACA" by MAYKEL BLANCO Y SU SALSA MAYOR
BEST MALE SINGER: EMILIO FRÍAS "EL NIÑO" Second place: NORISLEY VALLADARES “EL NORO”
BEST FEMALE SINGER: AYLÍN DALLERA The Princess of Timba Second place: HAILA MARÍA MONPIÉ The Diva of Cuba
REVELATION BAND OF THE YEAR: Close tie between: YASSER RAMOS Y SU TUMBAO MAYOMBE and LACHY Y LA SUPREMA LEY
CD OF THE YEAR: “EL LEGADO” by FORMELL Y LOS VAN VAN Second place shared by FIESTA GRANDE (MARVIN) and ADN (ALAIN PÉREZ)
BEST BAND IN PERU: First place shared by ROBERT ARMAS Y LOS CONQUISTADORES DE LA SALSA and BÁRBARO FINES Y SU MAYIMBE Second place: COMBINACIÓN DE LA HABANA
BEST BAND IN EUROPE: ÁNGEL YOS Y LA MECÁNICA LOCA Second place: MIXAEL Y SU TEAM BARCELONA
BEST COMPOSER: JUANCITO BALLESTEROS Second place: RONIEL ALFONSO MELLA
BEST DJ IN THE WORLD OF TIMBA: ARMANDO “MANDY” ANGUEIRA (CUBA) Second place shared by MIGUEL ARTIGAS (MIGUE DJ) and IVÁN ALFONSO CILANO (DJ SAMURAI) (CUBA)
BEST DJ IN PERU: GARY CARPIO BARZOLA “DJ NENO” Second place: ANTONIO PACHAS DJ SIACARA.