International Latin Music Sensation Olga Tanon to Heat Up CHCI's 36th Annual Awards Gala
Today, theCongressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI)announced the performance of five time Grammy Award and Latin Grammy-winning international superstarOlga Tanonat its 36th Annual Awards Gala on Wednesday, October 2, 2013, at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C. The entertainment finale is brought to the CHCI stage byToyota and Anheuser-Busch.
The "Woman on Fire," as she is known around the world, made a voice for the more than 11 million immigrants demanding fair immigration reform in this country. By creating a powerful social media campaign, she brought awareness of the issue to millions around the world. Tanon's voice was so impactful that several other entertainment stars and personalities joined in her efforts to make a stand for the unheard voices.
A multi-faceted artist, Olga Tanon'senergetic rapport has come to characterize heramongstmillions of listeners.Tanon has stood out from an early age and is established as a leading Latin performer. Her albums have sold millions of copies, earning fans across the Americas and in Europe.
Tanon has had many honors bestowed upon her.With more than four million albums sold worldwide, and numerous awards andrecognitions,Olga Tanon has become an icon in the Latin music industry through her voice, talent, charisma and spirit. This passionate mother, wife, philanthropist and artist, has established herself as a woman of power and influence. An inspiration andvoice to millions worldwide she has been able to garner the devotion of legions of fans and shows no signs of stopping as she continues marking her history in fire!
Tanonwill join 2013 Medallion of Excellence honoreesSalma Hayek PinaultandDr. Juan Andrade, Jr.along with the 2013 CHCI Chair's Medallion Award recipientDr. Francisco G. Cigarroa, at the 36th Annual Awards Gala. Emmy Award winningTelemundo journalist, Jose Diaz-Balart,will serve as celebrity host for thegala ceremony.