Awards and Distinctions Compay

  • Replica of Máximo Gómez’ machete
    Replica of Máximo Gómez’ machete

    He is given a replica of Máximo Gómez’ machete by Commander of the Revolution Juan Almeida Bosque, during a ceremony at the Council of State.

  •  “Grammy”

    He receives the Grammy Award for Best Traditional Tropical Latin Album for his participation in Buena Vista Social Club, produced by Ry Cooder for the British label World Circuit.

  • “La médaille de la ville”
    “La médaille de la ville”

    He is awarded La médaille de la ville on occasion of the Fiesta Latina Festival, held in France.

  •  “La Giraldilla”
    “La Giraldilla”

    The government of the city of Havana awards him with La Giraldilla, which is a symbol of the city

  • “Amigo”

    He is granted the Amigo award for best male artist.  It is given to the best records of the year. It is organized by the Spanish Phonographic and Videographic Association (AFYNE).

  • “Ondas”

    He receives the Ondas award as a Latin artist, in Barcelona, at the National Palace.  Ondas are conferred on media professionals for the rigor of their information and on artists and programs for their creativity.

  • FestiSon
    He is given the FestiSon Award for his long career as a son performer. Beaux Arts Palace – Dominican Republic.  On occasion of the Cristo-99 Festivities in O’Porriño (Vigo, Spain) he is given a stone reproduction of an hórreo and a commemorative plaque.