June 02, 2010

Latin Producer and Composer Victor Arturo Barrientos Scores Emmy

Victor Arturo Barrientos

ASCAP member and Peruvian composer and producer Victor Arturo Barrientos won the coveted Emmy Award for his jingle "Los 41 del 41" which he wrote and produced for WXTV Channel 41 Univision.

"For me it is the culmination of all my efforts over the 25 year career in the United States," said the musician who was the founder of AUTOCONTROL, one of Peru's most acclaimed rock bands of the 80's.

The Peruvian's jingle "Los 41 del 41" has a salsa feel and features the legendary Salsa Icons Fania All Stars: Johnny Pacheco, Papo Lucca, Alfredo De la Fe y Nicky Marrero. Other musicians included: Willy Romero, José Tabares, Luis Hernández, Stalin Perú, Manuel Ruiz and singers Ray Rivera, Jorge Maldonado with production assistant Carlos Martín Rojas.

Today, as a music producer and composer, Barrientos serves various media advertising and imaging companies. However, he notes that with Univision he has achieved his greatest success. Victor Arturo is also a voting member producer of the Grammy Recording Academy.

The Emmy ceremony took place Sunday, April 18th at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York City, where Univision achieved nine awards, competing with other television networks, such as the Madison Square Garden Network, which won 15 awards.

"I feel like a reward for the effort, honest work through which we take forward the name of our beloved Peru," said Barrientos.

Recently, the Peruvian musician has also been involved in the production for singer Shakira during her participation in a telethon to help the earthquake victims in Haiti.

He also produced two songs with Peruvian popular band "Los Pakines" including the soundtrack of Peruvian film La Teta Asustada (The Milk of Sorrow) directed by Claudia Llosa, which was nominated for an Academy Award Oscar for Best Foreign Film in 2010.