The third annual Latin Songwriters Hall of Fame ceremony — or La Musa Awards — was an eclectic affair, honoring all styles and origins of Latin music. Moved to the Fillmore Miami Beach to accommodate bigger attendance (and also to accommodate ticket holders, as the public could buy seats), the event featured performances by Hall of Fame inductees like Myriam Hernandez, Alvaro Torres and Diego Torres as well as by special honorees Fonseca, Alejandra Guzmán, Beto Cuevas and Café Tacuba, among others — as well as the indefatigable Rita Moreno, who sang a Spanish version of “There’s a Place for Us.”
Latin Songwriters Hall of Fame is a non-profit educational organization founded by renowned songwriter/producers Desmond Child and Rudy Pérez in 2012 to honor and celebrate Latin music creators. Created under the auspices of the Songwriters Hall of Fame, its nominating committee is comprised by songwriters, performers, musicians, producers, engineers, music critics, and industry executives. The La Musa (The Muse) award was inspired by Child’s mother, poet and songwriter Elena Casals.