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On Tuesday night in Arcos de Cristal Tropicana Lounge, were celebrated the first part of Lucas Award 2014. Lucas Award is an audiovisual project, which each year attracts artists from around the country. This year were received more than 300 video clips.

The Cuban director Alejandro Pérez was the star of the first part, winning in three categories in which he was nominated.

Perez, who achieved international fame thanks to the worldwide hit "Bailando" (next to Spanish Enrique Iglesias), won the categories of traditional-folk music and Best Cinematography for his work with the singer Ivette Cepeda at "Alcé mi voz."

His participation in the making of "Bla bla bla", by rapper Micha, earned his third Lucas, this time in the section of Reggaeton, a genre that in previous phases of the event sent to the jury a considerable amount of video clips which only a small percentage was accepted due to the low level of the majority.

A regular at the event, Ian Padrón, won Best Production of the Year for his video clip "Se bota a matar", by Buena Fe, and took the opportunity to praise the work of Perez with international artists like Iglesias himself and Puerto Rican Marc Anthony which, in his words, enhances the prestige of Cuban video clip.

Another of the most successful in this first part of the awards, which will be continued next November 29, was the director and filmmaker Lester Hamlet, with two awards in Best instrumental music and video Artist coral and novel, both for "Sonata for single Flute" by Leo Brouwer and interpreted by Niurka González.

The organizers of the seventeenth edition of Lucas ahead in the second part of the gala, to be held at Havana's Karl Marx Theater, the winners of the other 14 categories will be announced, including the most popular Video, and will act over a dozen of the leading artists of Cuban music scene.

Source: Prensa Latina

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