Washington, DC – The Hispanic Heritage Foundation’s (HHF) 33rd Hispanic Heritage Awards, presented by Target, premiered October 6th on PBS stations is now available to stream at: https://www.pbs.org/show/hispanic-heritage-awards/. 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.
Individual Streaming Segments Spotlight Honorees:
BAD BUNNY, SELENA GOMEZ, LINDA RONSTADT, JESSICA ALBA,
JOHN LEWIS & AMERICA’s ESSENTIAL FARMWORKERS
As Well As Performance Segments From: SEBASTIÁN YATRA, SECH,
JESSIE REYEZ, CALMA CARMONA, FLOR DE TOLOACHE
And A Grand Finale Linda Ronstadt Tribute Segment Featuring
THE MAVERICKS With CARLA MORRISON, GABY MORENO, JOY HUERTA, LUPITA INFANTE & LA MARISOUL
This year’s very special honorees on the broadcast were 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 also performed their own recently released hit tracks. The broadcast was also highlighted by special themed performances that included 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.
“The Hispanic Heritage Foundation and I are so incredibly privileged to be able to highlight the tremendous value proposition Latinos provide America as well as our rich culture, powerful diversity and actionable social conscious during these difficult times,” said Antonio Tijerino, President and CEO, HHF. “We are grateful to PBS, our sponsors, and our inspirational 2020 Hispanic Heritage Awardees and dynamic performers for representing the vision, resilience and united commitment it will take to move forward as a community, as a country and as planet. It was much more than a celebration. Now the work continues …”
“Linda Ronstadt, Bad Bunny, Jessica Alba, Sebastián Yatra and Selena Gómez were honored at the 33rd annual Hispanic Heritage Awards… ceremony that aired Tuesday night on PBS. During the gala, available online at pbs.org, essential farm workers in the United States were also recognized as well as John Lewis, the leader of the civil rights movement who died last July.” – Associated Press
“Selena Gomez accepts Hispanic Heritage Arts Award: ‘To be a voice in the community means a lot’” – Good Morning America
“Linda Ronstadt gets the heartfelt tribute she deserves at the Hispanic Heritage Awards…they did a beautiful job of celebrating [her]legacy” – Arizona Republic
“Latin pop artist Sebastian Yatra on hosting the Hispanic Heritage Awards”- NBC News
“Among the standout performances, Reyez sang a Spanglish version of her song ‘Far Away’ next to an alter that included pictures of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Vanessa Guillén. Sech performed an acoustic take of his smash hit ‘Relación’ Legend Award recipient Linda Ronstadt was saluted by Latinas like Carla Morrison, La Marisoul, Lupita Infante, Gaby Moreno, and Jesse y Joy’s Joy Huerta singing her timeless tunes”-Remezcla.
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,Twitter, TikTok.
For more information on the 2020 Hispanic Heritage Awards, please contact John Reilly (firstname.lastname@example.org)