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“Jarocho Kings” to perform at 12th International Hispanic Awards

Honorees represent 325 years of


community service

The Jarocho Kings featuring Ricardo Vasquez will perform at the 12th International Hispanic Awards to be held at the new Agua Caliente Casino Resort Spa in Rancho Mirage, California, on Saturday, April 19th beginning at 6:00 PM. Many notable community leaders are expected to attend the black tie event including Congresswoman Mary Bono-Mack, Senator Jim Battin, Assemblywoman Bonnie Garcia, city mayors, school board members and civic leaders. The International Hispanic Awards will be the first event held at the new $300 million dollar hotel.

The Jarocho Kings is a dynamic musical trio that has developed their own lively, uplifting beat with invigorating sounds typical of Vera Cruz, Mexico. The group’s instruments, including a handcrafted harp, guitar, jarana, bihuela and bass, will enchant the audience by producing a variety of rhythmic sounds reminiscent of an entire mariachi band. The group, founded by Ricardo Vasquez and Alonso Consevida, was honored two years ago at the awards with the coveted “SOL AZTECA” as Musical Performers of the Year. The third member, Ernesto Paramo has been added coming from a popular Mariachi with extensive musical experience.

The black-tie affair will honor 17 multi-cultural recipients from different cities, backgrounds and professions. They will be presented with the “SOL AZTECA” in several categories. A special recognition, the Image Award, will be given to the Agua Caliente Tribal Council, and accepted by Richard Milanovich, Tribal Chairman. A partial list of honorees includes Dr. Alfredo Quinonez,

Lynn Moriarty, Monica Rascon, Jim Houston, Richard and Jan Oliphant, Sandra Austin, Bill Soqui, Doris Wilson, Judy Thompson, Ben Godfrey, Luis Silva, Lic. Patricia Hernandez, Nachhattar S. Chandi, and Sal Velasquez.

The International Hispanic Awards was founded by Ana Rascon Vasquez, publisher of La Prensa Hispana newspaper and is produced annually by Hispanic Image Marketing Network CEO Al Vasquez. This year’s sponsors include the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians, the City of Indio, the City of Coachella, Spa Resort Casino, Agua Caliente Casino, the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce – Coachella Valley, Desert Traditions Magazine, Congresswoman Mary Bono Mack, Senator Jim Battin, and Assemblywoman Bonnie Garcia.

Tickets for the event are $125 and include a delectable dinner, lively entertainment and the awards ceremony. For more information or to make reservations, call 760-342-2565 or visit www.internationalhispanicawards.com.