2018- Latin Grammy Award (category "Best traditional tropical album") CD "To me that: Tribute to the Cuban classics" of the "Septeto Santiaguero" and José Alberto "El Canario". "Maraca" is a special guest along with Gilberto Santa Rosa, Pancho Céspedes, Alexander Abreu, Edwin Colón Zayas and "El Prodigio".

2018- Cubadisco Award best instrumental music category. CD "The Art of Two" duo of Orlando "Mraca" Valle and Ramón Valle.

2017- Nomination for the Latin Grammy Award. CD "El añejo jardín" from "La Colmenita. "Maraca" was a special guest together with Omara Portuondo and others.

2011-Rated 5 stars and selected from the top 5 jazz albums "Down Beat" (CD / DVD "Reencuentros')

2013-Selected FIP (Radio France) CUBADISCO 2013 Nominated as “Best instrumental music record album” and “Best liner notes”.




 


2009 - Nominated for CUBADISCO (CUBA) as 'Best Salsa Album' (Maraca / 'Lo que quiero es fiesta!')






2006 - Awarded at CUBADISCO (CUBA) as 'Best Recorded Album'
(Maraca / 'Soy yo')






2005 - Nominee for CUBADISCO (CUBA) as 'Best DVD of the Year' ( Maraca/ 'The best of Maraca's bailables')







2004-MARACA is awarded as 'World Best Timba Flautist' by an international vote organized by  timba.com



2003 - Nominated for the 45th Grammy by NARAS  -
'Best Salsa Album' (Maraca / 
'Tremenda Rumba!')
2003 - Awarded at CUBADISCO (CUBA) - 'Best Recorded Album of the Year'
(Maraca / 'Tremenda Rumba!')

2002 - BEST SALE ON BILLBOARD TOP 20 LATIN ALBUMS
(Maraca / 'Tremenda Rumba!')






2001 - Awarded at CUBADISCO (CUBA) -
'Best Fusion Album´(Maraca/'Descarga Total!')











1999 - Awarded at CUBADISCO (CUBA) -

'Best Fusion Album'  (Maraca /'Sonando!')

1999 - Awarded at the LUCAS NATIONAL VIDEO COMPETITION (CUBA) -
Categories 'Best Instrumental Video Clip' and 'Best New Artist'
(Maraca / 'Sonando!') 
1998 - 'Best Album of the Year'  - LATIN BEAT MAGAZINE's TOP TEN

'Best Album of the Year' (Maraca /'Sonando!' )


1997 - 
'Best Album of the Year' - LATIN BEAT MAGAZINE TOP TEN (Maraca / 'Havana Calling')
1999 - Nominated for CUBADISCO (CUBA) -
'Best Jazz Album' (Maraca / 'Havana Calling') '






 


1995 - Awarded at the EGREM NATIONAL RECORD COMPETITION (CUBA) -
'Best Latin Jazz Album' (Maraca / 'Formula Uno')



1994 - Awarded GRAND PRIX at the EGREM NATIONAL RECORD COMPETITION (CUBA) - 

Category 'Record of the Year' ( Tata Guines & Anga / 'Pasaporte')

 



 

1999 - Nominated for CUBADISCO (CUBA) -

'Best Jazz Album' (Maraca & the Afro-Cuban Jazz Project /  'Descarga uno')








1989 - 1st and 3rd prizes at the annual composers' contest awards ADOLFO GUZMAN (CUBA). (compositions 'QUE BELLAS SON LAS CUBANAS' and  'TU ERES MI VIDA')