Luis Fonsi Premiado

Luis FonsiYesterday in Santa Domingo, Dominican Republic, Luis Fonsi received the Casandra International award for his artistic work. The award was given by the Asociación de Cronistas de Espectáculos (ACROARTE) as part of their annual awards. The awards were created in 1985 in the memory of the folklorist Casandra Damirón.

Fonsi thanked the association for the award and expressed his affection and admiration for the Dominican Republic. According to Fausto Polanco, president of ACROARTE, Fonsi's single "Abrazar la vida" is very popular with a large group of admirers in the Dominican Republic. In addition he hoped that they would be happy with Fonsi's award.

Note from MC: Man do I feel dumb. After some research I think I've settled on Association of Entertainment Critics as the accepted translation for Asociación de Cronistas de Espectáculos. And then he said to himself, thoughtfully "Oh, I get it now."