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Film Scoring Alum Manuel Garcia-Orozco nominated for two Latin Grammys

NYU Film Scoring alumnus, music producer, and composer Manuel Garcia-Orozco is nominated for two Latin GRAMMYs—Best Folk Album and Best Recording Package—for El Orisha de la Rosa by Magín Díaz. In an interview he recently gave Billboard, he discusses the process of recording with Magín Díaz, the previously anonymous 95-year-old singer, and many of Columbia’s top musicians.

Manuel Garcia Orozco is a Latin GRAMMY® nominated music producer, composer, and researcher from Colombia. Under his own label, Chaco World Music, he has produced internationally acclaimed albums and collaborations with traditional artists, symphonic orchestras, and mainstream acts including Petrona Martinez, Magin Diaz, Carlos Vives, Aterciopelados, Celso Pina, the Colombian National Symphony, and Xenia Ghali, among others. Garcia-Orozco has authored two books in Spanish and a digital educational platform entitled Bullerengue Universal. He is the recipient of the Colombian Ministry of Culture’s National Award for Music Research, The Latin GRAMMY® Foundation’s Music Research Grant, and the ASCAP Foundation's Cy Coleman Award. His film music has been featured in international film venues including the Cannes Film Festival and major TV networks like Sony Entertainment and MTV Latino. Garcia-Orozco is a PhD student in Ethnomusicology at Columbia University. He holds an MA in Film Scoring from NYU and a BA in Music Composition from Universidad El Bosque.