Angely Báez, the first Dominican broadcaster to win the “Voice Arts Awards”
By Severo Rivera –
Dominican talent continues to gain recognition in the international entertainment industry.
A few days ago we received the news of awards for actors and filmmakers at festivals abroad. To this is added the first award that a Dominican conquers in the “Voice Arts Awards” organized by the Society of Voice Art and Sciences, at the gala held at Warner Brother’s studios in Los Angeles.
Commenting on her participation in the world contest for the third time, she said that in this year’s edition she was nominated as a fiction audiobook narrator. “My nomination was for the audiobook ‘The Obsession’ – bestseller by the multi-award-winning American writer Nora Roberts. This is a project belonging to the prestigious international publishing house Penguin Random House, ” she said.
She recalled that since they opened the application, she immediately sent her proposal and entered the competition with narrators from Madrid, Ecuador and Colombia. “In total we competed with five people in my category,” said Báez, who was the first Dominican to be nominated in 2017.
She subsequently received another nomination and the third one corresponded to this year for which she was awarded. On this occasion, the experienced announcer Reynaldo Infante, Edgar Cadena and Eduardo Santana, as well as James Santos, were also nominated, and the latter lives in Los Angeles.
“Receiving the prize represents a validation of what we have been doing in the fifteen years of my career and serving as a friend to the new generations so that they can achieve it. All my communication icons were unreachable people. Dreams do come true if you try hard and keep constantly training yourself. It fills me with a lot of personal satisfaction. I am honored to represent the Dominican flag in an award of such importance to the industry, it is the opportunity to tell the world that our country not only has good athletes, good merengueros and good food. The Dominican Republic has many talented voices that have much to offer internationally, ” she said.
The awards are based in New York and each year broadcasters from different corners of the world send their work to compete in different categories.
“That you are nominated is in itself a recognition. Receiving the statuette is a distinction that commits you to continue threshing the road with the quality that until now I think I have done, ” she said.
In Los Angeles she had the opportunity to socialize with major players in the industry.
Baez returned to the country very happy, but with her feet on the ground. Today I live the entrepreneur’s adventure.
“I live from my passions. Voiceover is my life. I work as masters of ceremonies, as a translator, producer and host of radio programs. Through my recording studio I have had the opportunity to work with other professionals for projects. I have the great blessing of being able to do what I love, what I love, ” she said.
- This year has been positive for Angely’s career. The Diamond Voice Awards recognized her career. Also in April the Municipal Council of La Romana distinguished her for being a leading professional in the country with international projection.
- “Our work was recognized in the Latin American Voice Festival: Viva Voz; in Bogotá, Colombia, as a commercial broadcaster, being the only woman and only Dominican in the category, ” she said.
- To this recognition are added their nominations to the Gardo awards as “Conductor of musical program”, “Producer of musical program” and “Best musical program” for her Bonavox Radio program broadcast by La Super 7 FM.