International Latin Music Hall of Fame

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The International Latin Music Hall of Fame (ILMHF) was an annual event established in 1999 and held in New York City to honor artists who have largely contributed to the Latin music genre.

In addition to the induction into the Hall of Fame, the award ceremonies include Special Recognition Awards and Beny Moré Memorial Award. The last awards were held in 2003.

1999[edit]

The first Induction and Award ceremony was held on April 7, 1999. It honored the following inductees and recipients of the Special Recognition Awards:[1]

1999 inductees[edit]

Tito Puente, Celia Cruz, Eddie Palmieri, Johnny Pacheco, Joe Cuba, Israel "Cachao" López, Johnny Ventura, Orquesta Aragón, José Fajardo, Marco Antonio Muñiz, Ray Baretto, Sonora Matancera.

1999 posthumous inductees[edit]

Miguel Faílde, Ignacio Piñeiro, Rafael Hernández, Ernesto Lecuona, Arsenio Rodríguez, Chano Pozo, Beny Moré, Perez Prado, Mario Bauza, Machito, Tito Rodríguez, Miguelito Valdés, Enrique Jorrín, Agustín Lara.

1999 Special Recognition Awards[edit]

2000[edit]

The second Induction and Award ceremony was held on April 5, 2000. It honored the following inductees and recipients of the Special Recognition Awards:[2]

2000 inductees[edit]

José Feliciano, Willie Colón, Mongo Santamaria, Ray Barretto, Cheo Feliciano, Hector Lavoe, Charlie Palmieri, Larry Harlow, La Lupe, Yomo Toro, Johnny Albino, Alfredo "Chocolate" Armenteros, Oscar D'Leon, Armando Manzanero, Myrta Silva, Bobby Capo, Daniel Santos, Luis Kalaf, Vicentico Valdes, Rafael Ithier and El Gran Combo de Puerto Rico, Miguel Matamoros, Rafael Cepeda, Julio Gutiérrez, Felipe Rodríguez, Rafael Cortijo, Ismael Rivera, Maria Teresa Vera, Chalía Herrera, Antonio Arcano, Joseito Mateo, Los Munequitos de Matanzas, Orestes Lopez, Carlos Gardel, and Pedro Flores.

2000 Special Recognition Awards[edit]

  • Performer Harry Belafonte
  • Ry Cooder
  • Latin music historian Max Salazar
  • TV producer Willie Sanchez
  • Latin music radio host Joe Gaines
  • Journalist Miguel Perez
  • Artist and publisher Izzy Sanabria

2000 Lifetime Achievement Award winners[edit]

2001[edit]

The third annual ceremony and concert took place on April 4, 2001 at the Hostos Center for the Arts and Culture, Bronx, New York.[3]

2001 inductees[edit]

2001 posthumous inductees[edit]

2001 Special Recognition Awards[edit]

Rita Moreno, Dr. Cristobal Diaz Ayala, Rudy Mangual, Chata Gutierrez, Chico Alvarez, Vicki Sola, Martin Cohen, and Ernie Ensley

2001 Lifetime Achievement Award winners[edit]

2002[edit]

The fourth Induction and Award ceremony was held on April 10, 2002. It honored the following inductees and recipients of the Special Recognition Awards:[4]

2002 inductees[edit]

Julio Iglesias, Carlos Santana, Dizzy Gillespie, Paquito D'Rivera, Danny Rivera, José José, Sandro, Vicente Fernández, Astrud Gilberto, Richie Ray, Willie Rosario, Cuco Valoy, Roberto Torres, Milly Quezada, Bobby Cruz, José Curbelo, Trio Vegabajeño, Bobby Rodriguez, La Sonora Ponceña, Leo Marini, Matilde Díaz, Aldemaro Romero, Mario Clavell, Elena Burke, Carmen Miranda, Gilberto Monroig, Alberto Socarras, Félix Chappottín, Miguelito Cuní, Noro Morales, Joe Loco, Santos Colon, Louie Ramirez, Carmen Delia Dipini, Juan Tizol, Rene Hernandez, and Lola Flores

2002 Special Recognition Awards[edit]

  • Miriam Colon
  • Pablo Guzman

2002 Lifetime Achievement Award winners[edit]

2003[edit]

The fifth Induction and Award ceremony was held on April 2, 2003. It honored the following inductees and recipients of the Special Recognition Awards:[5]

2003 inductees[edit]

Arturo Sandoval, Trini Lopez, Juan Luis Guerra, Roberto Roena, Ismael Quintana, Raphael, Flaco Jimenez, Alberto Beltran, Juan Gabriel, Nelson Ned, Ray Santos, Manny Oquendo, Justi Barretto, Pucho Brown, and Jose Luis Monero

2003 posthumous induction[edit]

Desi Arnaz, Maria Grever, Consuelo Velazquez, Eliseo Grenet, Gonzalo Roig, Alvaro Dalmar, Esther Borja, and Joseito Fernandez

2003 Special Recognition Awards[edit]

Former Palladium Dancers Cuban Pete, Augie and Margo, Millie Donay, artist Erich Padilla, and filmmaker Avenol Franco

2003 Lifetime Achievement Award winners[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ de Fontenay, Sounni (7 December 1998). "International Latin Music Hall of Fame". Latin American Rhythm Magazine. Retrieved 18 October 2014. 
  2. ^ "International Latin Music Hall of Fame Announces Year 2000 Inductees". 1 March 2000. Retrieved 31 October 2015. 
  3. ^ "International Latin Music Hall of Fame Announces Inductees for 2001". 3 April 2001. Retrieved 31 October 2015. 
  4. ^ "International Latin Music Hall of Fame Announces Inductees for 2002". 5 April 2002. Retrieved 31 October 2015. 
  5. ^ "International Latin Music Hall of Fame announces inductees for 2003". 3 March 2003. Retrieved 31 October 2015.