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The 36th Annual Hispanic Heritage Awards to take place at the Kennedy Center on September 7th, and air/stream September 29th on PBS

Hispanic Heritage Foundation

Honorees Include: OMAR APOLLO, CAFÉ TACVBA, CESAR CONDE, SIETE FAMILY FOODS, AND WISIN

 Performances: OMAR APOLLO, CAFÉ TACVBA, LESLIE GRACE, ALEJANDRA GUZMAN, And A Centennial Tribute To Tito Puente-Starring:  TITO PUENTE JR., MILLY QUEZADA, ALEX CUBA, PEDRITO MARTÍNEZ

 Host: Leslie Grace – Appearances By: Michael Cimino, Richard “Crazy Legs” Colón, Annie Gonzalez, Nicholas Gonzalez, Pati Jinich, John Leguizamo, Xolo Maridueña, Sasha Calle, Constance Marie,  Francia Raisa,  Ángel Manuel Soto, And More TBA.

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WASHINGTON, DC – The Hispanic Heritage Foundation’s (HHF) 36th Annual Hispanic Heritage Awards will be held at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts’ Eisenhower Theater on Thursday, September 7, and will air on Friday, September 29 at 9/8c on PBS. The awards ceremony will also be available to stream on PBS.org and the PBS app. The historic Hispanic Heritage Awards, which were created by the White House 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. See a list of past HHA honorees and watch recent PBS broadcasts here.

Honorees for this year’s 36th Annual Hispanic Heritage Awards include: multiple Grammy/Latin Grammy winners Café Tacvba (Arts Award), Chairman of the NBCUniversal News Group, Cesar Conde (Media Award), Grammy Award nominee, Omar Apollo (Inspira Award), the fastest-growing Mexican-American food brand Siete Family Foods (Entrepreneurship Award) and Urban Latin music icon WISIN (Vision Award).

Acclaimed Dominican American singer, songwriter, and actress Leslie Grace will both host and perform, with additional music performances from honorees Omar Apollo and Café Tacvba, a special return from Alejandra Guzman, and a special centennial tribute to the legendary Tito Puente-starring: Tito Puente Jr, Milly Quezada, Alex Cuba and Pedrito Martinez.    

Special appearances on the 36th Annual Hispanic Heritage Awards will also include: John Leguizamo (Leguizamo Does America); Michael Cimino (Never Have I Ever);  Sasha Calle (The Flash); Francia Raisa (How I Met Your Father); Annie Gonzalez, (Flamin’ Hot); Constance Marie (With Love); Xolo Maridueña (Blue Beetle); Pati Jinich (Pati’s Mexican Table); Nicholas Gonzalez (La Brea); Richard “Crazy Legs” Colón (past Hispanic Heritage Award Honoree, Rock Steady Crew); and Ángel Manuel Soto (Director, Blue Beetle). 

About the Hispanic Heritage Foundation

The Hispanic Heritage Awards serve as a launch of HHF’s year-round mission focused on education, workforce, social impact and culture through the lens of leadership.  HHF is a national 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. For more information, visit www.hispanicheritage.org and follow the Hispanic Heritage Foundation on InstagramFacebookTwitter, and TikTok.

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For more information on or media credentials for the 36th Hispanic Heritage Awards, please contact: John Reilly at (jreilly@jrprmusic.com) or Nicolás Peña (nicolas@hispanicheritage.org)

 

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