12th International Hispanic Awards April 19th
Community leaders dust off their tux
The Jaroch Kings of Ricardo Vasquez will be performing at the International Hispanic Awards event to be held at the new Agua Caliente Resort Hotel in Rancho Mirage, California, Saturday, April 19th. The Jarocho Kings are a trio that has developed their own lively, up lifting beat with an envigorating sound typical of music from Vera Cruz, Mexico. The string instruments including a hand crafted harp produce so much rhythmic sounds, the trio can sound like an entire mariachi group. With the addition of the vocals, listeners always clamor for one more. The Jarocho Kings were honored with the Sol Azteca as the musical performers of the year two years ago and are eager to perform for this event.
Their musical career of the original duo Ricardo Vasquez and Alonso Consevida began at the age of eight and they have enchanted audiences with their unique sound which often includes combinations of instruments bringing in the guitar, harp, jarana, bihuela and bass.
The black-tie affair will honor 17 multi-cultured recipients from different cities, backgrounds and professions. They will be presented with the “Sol Azteca” in several catagories. A partial list includes Dr. Alfredo Quinonez, Lynn Moriarty, Monica Rascon, Jim Houston, Richard and Jan Oliphant, Sandra Austin, Bill Soqui, Doris Wilson,Judy Thompson, Luis Silva, Lic. Patricia Hernandez, Nachhattar S. Chandi, Sal Velasquez and a special recognition, Image Award will be given to the Agua Caliente Tribal Council, Richard Milanovich, Tribal Chairman.
Many community leaders are scheduled to attend including Congresswoman Mary Bono-Mack, Senator Jim Battin, Assemblywoman Bonnie Garcia, city mayors, school board members and civic organization leaders.
The event was founded by Ana Rascon Vasquez, La Prensa Hispana Newspaper and is sponsored by The City of Coachella, City of Indio, Cathedral City, the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians, Senator Jim Battin, Assemblywoman Bonnie Garcia, Desert Traditions Magazine, The Hispanic Chamber of Commerce-Coachella Valley and is produced by Hispanic Image Marketing Network, www.hispanicmedialink.com. The new revised format Spanish Radio station KFUT-1270AM will have present several of their radio personalities who will talk about the awards ceremonies on subsequent morning talk show programs.