Natalia Lafourcade accepts the Latin GRAMMY for Best Folk Album for Musas (Un Homenaje Al Folclore Latinoamericano En Manos De Los Macorinos, Vol. 1) at the 18th Latin GRAMMY Awards on Nov. 16, 2017, in Las Vegas.
"Wow. Hi everyone. We are very excited. I am very grateful. I have next to me, two great men, the Macorinos, I wanted to collaborate on this project to reconnect with myself and reconnect with music, folklore [and] the composers that I admire [and] with Mexico [and] with Latin America. I felt it was necessary to unveil the music and return it to that … intimate space of heart and soul and, fortunately, this spread to my team. This spread to our producers, Gustavo Guerrero [and] Checha Lara. It spread to my management team, to Queta, Kevin [and] Carlos. It spread to my record company, my family [and] my record company that indulge [my] crazy whims. …
"There they are, and they tell me, "Let's go forward." [Thank you to] the team of people that have been behind this Musas [album] that we completed. And [to] my men, my Macorinos: What I most wanted was [for] the world [to] remember them always for how pleasant they are. … Thank you very much.
"Well, I only want to say that I am asking that Queta Calderon gives me a pinch because I don't know if I am dreaming or if what's happening right now. … Many thanks to Natalia for inviting us to participate in this production at this point in the game. I've asked her, "Why did you consider us? We almost triple your age." She said, "I simply want your experience. I want to share it." And I feel very honored to receive this award from Natalia and share it. Thank you. And finally, I would like to dedicate this award to all of my colleagues that are in this same folk category, that we know have a long journey. They too are winning this award. May folklore live, and may our roots live! Let's feel proud about what we have. Thanks to the Academy."