Grammy Award Winners La Santa Cecilia to Perform at CHCI’s 38th Annual Awards Gala in Washington, D.C

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Awards Gala in Washington, D.C.

 

WASHINGTON, D.C [CapitalWirePR] – The Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI), the nation’s leading Hispanic leadership development and educational services organization, announced that Grammy-Award winning Latin rock band La Santa Cecilia will perform during the entertainment finale at its 38th Annual Awards Gala on Thursday, October 8, 2015, in Washington, D.C.

La Santa Cecilia exemplifies the modern day creative hybrid of Latin culture, rock and world music.  The band traverses a musical landscape as diverse as its home base of Los Angeles, churning together cumbia, tango, rock, rumba, jazz and even klezmer into its own brand of joyfully explosive international pop. Featuring accordion, guitar and percussion behind the vocals of the soulful and charismatic Marisol Hernández, La Santa Cecilia is an emerging musical face of young Latinos.

The band’s album Treinta Días won for Best Latin Rock, Urban or Alternative Album at the 56th Annual GRAMMY Awards in 2014.

“CHCI is thrilled to have La Santa Cecilia perform as part our 2015 Hispanic Heritage Month events,” said Esther Aguilera, CHCI President & CEO.  “As we celebrate the many aspects of Latino culture and leadership, La Santa Cecilia is the perfect fit to tie it all together for our gala entertainment finale.”

CHCI’s 38th Annual Hispanic Heritage Month (HHM) celebration takes place in Washington, D.C.on October 6-8, 2015, with the theme Powering Growth and Influence.  CHCI hosts the nation’s premier events commemorating HHM, which draw more than 3,000 Latino leaders from across the country, and 12,000 live stream viewers from across the globe, to its Public Policy Conference, Reyes of Comedy, and Annual Awards Gala in Washington, D.C.

Hispanic Heritage Month is celebrated annually from September 15 – October 15.  For CHCI, it also represents an opportunity to feature its highly competitive and nationally acclaimed Latino youth leadership development programs, including two fellowship programs, a congressional internship program, scholarship awards, and college readiness programs, Ready to Lead (R2L®) and R2L® NextGen, for high school students.

Important Dates

October 6-7, 2015

Public Policy Conference

October 6

Ready to Lead (R2L)

 

October 7

15th Annual Reyes of Comedy

October 8

CHCI 38th Annual Awards Gala

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About Ramón Jiménez

Ramón Jiménez, actual Managing Editor de MetroLatinoUSA. Periodista que cubre eventos de las comunidades latinas en Washington D.C., Maryland y Virginia. Graduado de la Escuela de Periodismo de la Universidad del Distrito de Columbia. Galardonado en numerosas ocasiones por parte de la Asociación Nacional de Publicaciones Hispanas (NAHP) y otras organizaciones comunitarias y deportivas de la región metropolitana de esta capital. También premiado en dos ocasiones como Mejor Periodista del Año por la cobertura de la comunidad salvadoreña; premios otorgados por la Oficina de Asuntos Latinos del Alcalde de Washington (OLA) y otras organizaciones. Ha sido miembro del jurado calificador en diferentes concursos literarios, de belleza y talento en la región metropolitana. Ha visitado zonas de desastre en Nicaragua, Honduras y El Salvador e invitado a esos países por organizaciones que asisten a personas de escasos recursos económicos. Antes trabajó en otros medios de prensa de Virginia y Washington, D.C., incluyendo reportajes para una agencia noticiosa mundial.

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