The carpet was green, the fashion red hot, and the music unstopppable. National correspondent Hattie Kauffman was at fifth annual Latin Grammy awards in Los Angeles to get the Latin beat.
The band, Ozomatli turned the Shrine Auditorium into one big party.
The Los Angeles band was so eager to perform, members started singing even before entering the auditorium.
"The magic is that we feel it," says Grammy nominee, Alejandra Guzman. "I feel it in my bones."
When it comes to Latin music, salsa is not the only thing that should come to mind.
Mexican singer and actress Paulina Rubio says, "It's all about the passion for sure, that's the first thing, love and passion."
Actor Esai Morales says, "I tend to like this Grammy night better than the other one. It's more exotic."
Somebody said this is the people's music. To Tyrese this music just "moves your soul, it moves your soul."
And before you know it, you're dancing.
Pop star Jessica Simpson attempted a bit of Spanish as she joined Latin hearthrob David Bisbal.
"I love the Latin communtiy," Simpson says. "They sing with so much passion, and it's all from the heart."
The big winner was long-time Spanish favorite Alejandro Sanz, who collected four Grammys including Album of the Year.
Brazilian songstress Maria Rita, whose sultry voice has been compared to Norah Jones, took home two awards including Best New Artist.
Robi Draco Rosa collected Best video. Then, this Puerto Rican-American took the stage, putting a hard rock edge on his Latin sound.
But first, Draco Rosa said, "With this performance I usually live it as if it's my last. Every performance anywhere around the world."
The Latin Grammy's Man of the Year,, brought down the house when he led a tribute to Richie Valens, whose real name was named Richie Valenzuela, by playing "La Bamba."
Also, beloved salsa queen Celia Cruz, who died last year, was honored with a posthumous Latin Grammy.