Gabriel Abaroa, Jr.
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"The impressive career of Spanish singer, actress, and The Latin Recording Academy's Lifetime Achievement Award recipient, María Dolores Pradera, was one that not only enchanted fans, but sunk its root deep into the hearts of artists and the industry. With close to seven decades in the industry, she was considered one of the most renowned voices in Spain and Ibero-America, with lauded interpretations of classic folk music. Her repertoire included some of the most memorable anthems from her homeland, as well as Mexico, Peru, Venezuela, and Chile. A musical and cultural icon, Pradera received several distinctions in her native Spain and internationally. We offer our profound condolences to her family, the indelible mark she made will not soon be forgotten."