Nassau, Bahamas (July 3, 2022) La Red Music is thrilled to announce that, during the 25th edition of the
Marlin Awards held in Nassau, Bahamas, their single “Me Escogiste” won their first marlin award for
“Outstanding International Caribbean Recording”.
“Me Escogiste” was produced by Bronx, New York Native / Veteran Reggae Producer/ Keyboardist Don Altamirano
and the talented Puerto Rican Maestro, Arranger and Vocalist Magdiel Maldonado.
The mix and mastering was done by world-renowned mixing engineer/ Live Dub Mix Artist Laurent “Tippy I” Alfred
(Igrade Records) in St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands.
La Red is the first gospel Latin reggae artist from the Caribbean and Latin America to win the Marlin Award.
Bebe & Cece Winans and Israel Houghton have been winners in the same category. “After 23 years we kept
working incessantly on our musical careers and never gave up on our dream. We take very seriously the fact
that we record and perform reggae music, which is the national music of Jamaica. We handle it with much
responsibility and respect. We give God Almighty all the glory and publicly give thanks to all the
Jamaican Reggae and Ska artists that have influenced our musical palette. Being recognized at this international
level in the midst of established artists, producers and legends of Caribbean gospel music such as Monty G, Nigel
Lewis, Positive, Sherwin Gardner, Neesha Woods Kevin Downswell, Romain Virgo, Minister Marion Hall,
Jermaine Edwards, Wayne Stoddart, Eunice Callwood, Toyin Adekale, Reuel Lynch etc. made the wait
The Caribbean Gospel Music Marlin Awards was launched on March 16, 1996, by recording artist, radio
personality, media executive and Pastor, Kevin Harris. The vision of the Marlin Awards is to inspire, recognize and
foster excellence and growth in Caribbean gospel music.
La Red, formerly known as Filosofia are considered one of the pioneers of Spanish reggae in Puerto Rico. Musical
hits such as “Romance Natural”, “Fantasía”, “Perfecto Amor” and “Sustancia” have reached the top of the charts in
several Latin American countries such as Peru, Mexico, Costa Rica, Puerto Rico and in the USA (California)
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