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SEBASTIÁN YATRA To Host, Perform & Named INSPIRA Honoree – JOHN LEWIS To Be Recognized With Special, Posthumous Ally Segment
Watch New Preview Trailer Here: https://youtu.be/9Yt9cg4a0wo
Special Presenter Appearances By DOLORES HUERTA & LOS TIGRES DEL NORTE
Additional Performance Appearances By:
CALMA CARMONA, FLOR DE TOLOACHE, JOY HUERTA, LUPITA INFANTE, LA MARISOUL, THE MAVERICKS, GABY MORENO, CARLA MORRISON, JESSIE REYEZ, And SECH
The Hispanic Heritage Foundation’s (HHF) 33rd Hispanic Heritage Awards, presented by Target, will be broadcast on October 6th on PBS stations and stream on PBS.org beginning at 8:00pm ET (check local listings). The historic program, which was created by the White House in 1988 to commemorate the establishment of Hispanic Heritage Month in America, is among the highest honors by Latinos for Latinos and supported by 40 national Hispanic-serving institutions.
This year’s very special honorees that will be spotlighted on the broadcast are LINDA RONSTADT (Legend Award) BAD BUNNY (Vision Award), SELENA GOMEZ (Arts Award), JESSICA ALBA (Business Award), America’s essential FARMWORKERS (Heroes Award), SEBASTIÁN YATRA (Inspira Award-also Hosting/Performing), and a special posthumous ally recognition of JOHN LEWIS.
Spotlighting some of contemporary Latin Music’s fastest rising next generation stars, JESSIE REYEZ, and SECH will also be performing their own newly recently released hit tracks. The broadcast will also be highlighted by special themed performances that include New York’s critically praised all-women Mariachi group FLOR DE TOLOACHE joining with Latino medical workers that were on the front-lines of emergency care during the outbreak of the Covid-19 crisis, the soulful CALMA CARMONA providing an emotional musical remembrance of civil rights icon John Lewis, and THE MAVERICKS anchoring a captivating tribute to Linda Ronstadt featuring a stellar gathering of critically praised Latina vocalists: JOY HUERTA, LUPITA INFANTE, LA MARISOUL, GABY MORENO and CARLA MORRISON.
In keeping with current COVID-19 mitigation guidance and with the safety of participants in mind as well as the increased impact the pandemic has had on communities of color, the Hispanic Heritage Awards and PBS broadcast will not include a live ceremony but will feature more intimately filmed performances and Honoree segments filmed on location across the United States and Latin America.
About the Hispanic Heritage Foundation
The Hispanic Heritage Awards serve as a launch of HHF’s year-round, innovative, high-impact, actionable programs focused on education, workforce, leadership and culture. HHF is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. For more information, visit www.hispanicheritage.org and follow the Hispanic Heritage Foundation on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.
For more information on the 2020 Hispanic Heritage Awards, please contact John Reilly (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Press Assets Can Be Found At: http://pressroom.pbs.org/Programs/h/HISPANIC-HERITAGE-AWARDS-2020