34th Hispanic Heritage Awards

(Rochester, NY) -- WXXI will broadcast the 34th Annual Hispanic Heritage Awards on Friday, October 8, 2021 at 9 p.m. on WXXI-TV. Barrier-shattering superstar Salma Hayek will receive this year’s Hispanic Heritage ARTS AWARD - joining Carlos Santana (Legend), Ivy Queen (Vision), Kali Uchis (Inspira), Ron Rivera (Sports), and NASA Engineers Clara O’Farrell, Christina Hernández, and Diana Trujillo (STEM), completing the slate of 2021 Honorees.

Modeled after last year’s PBS broadcast, (which garnered the highest ratings and reached more viewers than ever before in the event’s history), this year’s presentation will once again feature more intimately filmed segments captured on location across the United States and Latin America. In addition to the exclusive honoree profiles, the show will be hosted by former Hispanic Heritage Award winner JOHN LEGUIZAMO and showcase an impressive set of performances celebrating the richness and stylistic diversity of Hispanic music and culture.  These special guests will include Cimafunk, Leslie Grace, Kali Uchis, Gabriella Reyes, and the American Pops Orchestra – plus, a West Side Story at 60” retrospective, and an all-star musical tribute to Carlos Santana.

Photo: 2021 Arts Award Honoree Salma Hayek
Credit: Courtesy of Todd Williamson/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank



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