The 2015 Latin Grammy Award for Best Traditional Tropical Album was awarded to Septeto Santiaguero and Dominican singer José Alberto “El Canario”. Septeto Santiaguero are from Santiago de Cuba.
The CD is a tribute to Los Compadres, one of the most important duets in the history of Cuban popular music.
Fernando Dewar, the director of the Santiaguero Septet thanked the musicians of the group and all the people of Santiago de Cuba who cooperated with the project. He dedicated the award to his native city in the year of its 500th anniversary.