CALMA CARMONA, FLOR DE TOLOACHE, JOY HUERTA, LUPITA INFANTE, LA MARISOUL,
THE MAVERICKS, GABY MORENO, CARLA MORRISON, SECH And SEBASTIÁN YATRA
Will Perform During the October 6th
PBS BroadcastSpecial Presenter Appearances By
DOLORES HUERTA & LOS TIGRES DEL NORTE
Already Announced 2020 Honorees:
Bad Bunny (Vision Award), Selena Gomez (Arts Award), Linda Ronstadt (Legend Award),
Jessica Alba (Business Award), America’s essential farmworkers (Heroes Award),
(Host & Inspira Award) and John Lewis
Sebastián Yatra (Special ALLY Recognition)
The Hispanic Heritage Foundation (HHF) announced on Monday an impressive lineup of talented artists set to perform on the October 6th PBS broadcast of the 33rd Annual Hispanic Heritage Awards. Spotlighting some of contemporary Latin Music’s fastest rising next generation stars, JESSIE REYEZ, SECH and show host SEBASTIÁN YATRA will be performing their own newly released or current hit tracks.
Describing her participation on the broadcast, Jessie Reyez adds: “This performance is a tribute to all the people we’ve lost in 2020. To those souls that are on the other side of this life, we stay connected.”
The Hispanic Heritage Awards were created by the White House in 1988 to commemorate the establishment of Hispanic Heritage Month in America and is among the highest honors by Latinos for Latinos and supported by 40 national Hispanic-serving institutions.
“The Hispanic Heritage Foundation is thrilled with this year’s lineup of performances who will pay tribute to our Honorees, our community, and our culture so proudly,” said Jose Antonio Tijerino, President and CEO of HHF. “The strength of our community is in our diversity and to showcase the tremendous talent and sincere commitment to delivering not only entertainment but meaningful messages through their music which we can share with the national PBS audience is important to us as an organization.”
The Grammy-nominated Colombian-Canadian singer-songwriter Jessie Reyez surprised fans last week with a 17-track Before Love Came To Kill Us+ album including two fresh takes “Sugar At Night” and “No One’s In The Room”via FMLY / Island Records. The album was accompanied by the Emma Higgins directed visual for “No One’s In The Room,” a powerful offering about individuality and authenticity.
To note an incredible year, Reyez became the first artist to perform atop Toronto’s CN Tower during the NBA Playoffs, made an impressive cameo in Beyoncé’s Black is King visual album, and performed the title track “Kill Us” on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon!. With both peer accolades and critical acclaim, Reyez’s debut album was praised by The New York Times, Variety, Pitchfork, Vibe, Time, etc. With over 350M global streams upon release the debut resulted in a nomination for the 2020 Polaris Music Prize for Best Canadian Album, earning the title of Top Female Debut Album, Top R&B album of 2020, and charting in the Top 5 on Billboard’s R&B album chart where it has remained since release. The debut was then followed by a support run on global superstar Billie Eilish’s U.S. stadium tour which was abruptly stopped due to the Covid-19 pandemic and is slated to be rescheduled at a later date. Shortly thereafter, Eilish introduced Reyez before she performed her hit single “Crazy” on Jimmy Kimmel Live!. The performance was then followed by a duet performance of her RIAA certified-platinum reimagined hit “Imported” with 6LACK on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.