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Sunday, September 25 • 8:00pm - 11:30pm
AWARDS GALA

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Includes Dinner/Awards Ceremony & Concert! The Awards Gala is hosted by Univision 23's Gloria Ordaz. Special performances by: Tito Puente, Jr., Javier Batiz "The Godfather of Mexican Rhythm & Blues", Rich Ferguson & Bo Blount, Kiki Sanchez & Eloy "Rali". Bring your dancing shoes! (Photo from Left to Right: Norberto Pablo Perdomo, Olga Guillot and DocMiami Host Gloria Ordaz
taken, May 30, 2010. Photo Credit: Doral Family Journal, www.doralfamilyjournal.com)


Speakers
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Gloria Ordaz

Gloria is a four time Suncoast Emmy Winner and television investigative reporter for the Univision 23 news team. She began her television career as host of an Entertainment television program on Channel 41, America TeVe where she was promoted to newscaster. As such she covered a variety of stories such as: crime, the economy, education, politics and also Cuban news and developments. DocMiami is truly honored that the beautiful and talented Gloria... Read More →

Artists
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Adolfo "Fito" de la Parra

Fito learned to love the blues in Mexico where he was born. After much success | playing with two of the biggest Latin American bands, Los Sinners and Los | Hooligans and other pop and rock bands during the early ‘60s, he moved to Los | Angeles. There he played with artists such as The Platters, Etta James, The | Rivingtons, and Mary Wells before joining a new band called CANNED HEAT in | 1967. During his 40 years with Canned Heat, Fito has... Read More →
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Bo Blount

A Los Angeles based multi-instrumentalist, producer and composer; Bo is primarily a self-taught musician. He studied Music Technology & Production at UCLA and Berklee, and interned at Musicali Records & Publishing (Hollywood). After completing his studies, Bo composed music for several independent films, produced commercial remixes, and recently scored a pilot for an HBO series (“Now”). Over the past year, Bo has been... Read More →
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Eloy "Rali"

Eloy "Rali", received private drum lessons under the direction of Steve Rucker of the University of Miami who played with the Bee Gees. Eloy/Rali has opened up for such acts as: Kenny Rogers, Betty Wright, Gladys Knight and the Pips and Vicky Sue Robinson. Eloy/Rali has recently performed at Shriners auditorium for Rick Shaws Magic Children's Fund, South Florida's Ultimate 60s Rock n' Roll Reunion and is presently the Music Concert... Read More →
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Javier Batiz

Guitarist Javier Batiz, hails from Tijuana, B.C., Mexico but doesn’t play stereotypical Latin American music. Instead, the veteran player has been dubbed “the Godfather of Mexican rock” by those who follow his career, and several notable musicians who have gone on to successful careers in the United States got their starts in Batiz’s bands. In particular, Carlos Santana has acknowledged in print and onstage that Batiz... Read More →
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Kiki Sanchez

Native from Lima, Peru Kiki Sanchez was born into a musical atmosphere. He began his formal education in Peru with Coco Macedo and Edermi Chavez. He became a well-rounded musician by playing with La Peru Salsa All-Stars, Orquesta Majestic (led by his father, Maximo Sanchez) and Anibal Lopez’, La Unica. These experiences were the initial building blocks to his future abroad. He journeyed to the US, settled in Miami, where he played... Read More →
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Prince Emmanuel Abiodun Aderele

Prince Emmanuel Abiodun Aderele an accomplished Master Percussionist, Visual Artist, Sacred Yoruba Choreographer/Dancer and Arts Educator is Int'l Artist in Residence with the Osun's Village & African Caribbean Cultural Arts Corridor. The initiative is a project Of Community Builders HDC, an Int'l Not for Profit/Mutual Benefit OrganIzation based in South Florida. Through his performances, Princ...e reflects on the inspiration for his... Read More →
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Rich Ferguson

There are few writers who have been able to transcend the labels of prose, poetry and storytelling to create a synthesized artform unique to the literary world.  Three come to mind: Charles Bukowski, William Burroughs and Rich Ferguson. The commonalities run deep not surface or perfunctory; the tracking of the seedy human minutiae of existence, the private hell of the greasy pop proletarian, the blurring of the paradoxes of benevolent versus... Read More →
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Tito Puente, Jr.

CEO, Tito Puente Jr Entertainment Inc.
The comparison is inevitable. How could it be otherwise? Tito Puente Jr. carries his father with him – imprinted on his physical being and locked in his soul. It’s in his looks, his joy, and his music. Tito, Jr. is on a passionate mission. The younger Puente is determined to nurture the musical legacy left by his father. He refuses to let his father become a distant memory. “He was just too... Read More →


Sunday September 25, 2011 8:00pm - 11:30pm
Grand Ballroom - Doral Golf Resort & Spa 4400 NW 87th Avenue, Doral, FL 33178

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