CNCO: Concert Collaboration with the Latin GRAMMY® Cultural Foundation

The Frost School of Music at the University of Miami joins forces with the Latin GRAMMY® Cultural Foundation to pay it forward in the music industry. They are presenting a performance to fund scholarship and educational opportunities for musically talented high school age students of Latin descent.

The Frost School of Music at the University of Miami and the Latin GRAMMY Cultural Foundation® hosted a fundraising concert Saturday, February 8, 2020, featuring Latin supergroup CNCO.  This special performance, held at the 600-seat UM Gusman Hall, featured CNCO in a rare intimate acoustic benefit concert as part of the Frost Music Live Signature Series.  Proceeds from ticket sales benefit both the Latin GRAMMY Cultural Foundation® and the Frost School of Music.
 
Ticket prices ranged from $75 - $200.  A VIP ticket package was available at $200, which included a pre-show meet and greet with CNCO, private soundcheck, picture with CNCO, pre-concert reception, and concert gift bag. 
 
Since its launch in 2015, Latin GRAMMY® nominee, CNCO debuted at No. 1 in 13 countries and was part of the Top 20 in more than 30 countries on four continents. Their worldwide phenomenon “Reggaetón Lento” is a true classic that Latin and pop music fans will continue singing along to for decades to come. 
 
Latin GRAMMY® award-winning faculty member Dafnis Prieto will be leading an elite ensemble comprised of Frost School of Music students as well as Latin GRAMMY Cultural Foundation® scholars to open the concert with a virtuosic performance of Latin jazz leading into the acoustic performance by CNCO.
 
CNCO is a Latin American boy band who won the first season La Banda produced by Simon Cowell. The group is composed of Joel Pimentel, Richard Camacho, Erick Brian Colón, Christopher Vélez, and Zabdiel De Jesús. They released their debut EP, Que Quiénes Somos, on October 11, 2019. Their track "Reggaetón Lento (Bailemos)" hit one billion YouTube views in August 2017. Produced by Ricky Martin their records debuted at number one on the Billboard Top Latin Albums and the top 40 on the Billboard 200. 


The Latin GRAMMY Cultural Foundation’s® mission is to provide educational opportunities for aspiring musicians as of today has allocated a remarkable $5 million USD in scholarships, grants, musical instrument donations, and educational events worldwide. The Frost School of Music at the University of Miami fosters musical leadership by providing an innovative, relevant, and inspiring education; contributing to the advancement of music performance, creativity, and scholarship; and enriching the world with meaningful outreach and brilliant cultural offerings

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