Carlos Vives

Grammy Museum Honors Latin Star Carlos Vives With Special Exhibit

The Grammy Museum® L.A. LIVE and Bulova have announced DEEP HEART: Roots, Rock & The Music Of Carlos Vives, a new exhibit opening Monday, Nov. 13. Located on the Museum’s third floor, this one-of-a-kind exhibit will offer visitors an in-depth look at the career of the two-time GRAMMY®-winning and 11-time Latin GRAMMY-winning Colombian singer/songwriter who pioneered the integration of the indigenous and vallenato sounds of his country into popular music. The exhibit opens three days following the Nov. 10 release of Vives’ latest album, Vives (To Live).

On display through November 2018, the exhibit will feature, among other items:

  • The outfit Vives wore for his first big telenovela appearance on “Escalona”
  • Vives’ first GRAMMY won for 2001 for Best Traditional Latin Album for Dejame Entrar
  • Vives’ 2015 Latin GRAMMY Award for Best Contemporary Tropical Album for El Rock De Mi Pueblo
  • Hand-painted props used in the music video for his award-winning collaboration with Shakira, “La Bicicleta”
  • Handwritten notes and lyrics used during the making of his 2013 Latin GRAMMY-winning album, Corazón Profundo

"Carlos Vives has had an enormous impact on music both in Colombia and here in the United States," said Scott Goldman, GRAMMY Museum Executive Director. "While his work as a singer, composer, actor, and entrepreneur has touched millions, his commitment to music education as part of his Rio Grande music school continues to inspire future generations of music creators. We hope this exhibit will be just as inspiring.”

On the night of the opening, Vives will visit the GRAMMY Museum to participate in its popular “An Evening With” public program series featuring an intimate performance and Q&A hosted by David Fricke, senior writer at Rolling Stone and the host of “The Writer's Block” on SiriusXM Radio. Tickets to An Evening With Carlos Vives are $35 and can be purchased by GRAMMY Museum Members and American Express cardholders beginning Thursday, Oct. 26 at 10:30 a.m. PST. Tickets go on sale to the public on Thursday, Nov. 2 at 12 p.m. PST.

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