35th Hispanic Heritage Awards | KPBS Public Media

Friday September 30, 2022 at 9 p.m. on KPBS 2 + Monday October 3 at 10 p.m. on KPBS TV / PBS Video App

Celebrate the recipients of the 35th Annual Hispanic Heritage Awards. The evening includes performances and appearances from some of the country’s most celebrated Hispanic artists and visionaries.

This year’s presentation will once again feature intricately filmed segments captured on location across the United States and Latin America. In addition to exclusive winner profiles, the show will be hosted by actress Stephanie Beatriz – widely known for portraying the character Mirabel Madrigal in Disney’s 2021 Oscar-winning film “Encanto“, as well as her interpretation of Carla in the film adaptation of “In The Heights”, and as Detective Rosa Diaz in the action-comedy television series BROOKLYN NINE-NINE.


Continuing the long-standing tradition of the Hispanic Heritage Awards of also celebrating the richness and stylistic diversity of Hispanic music and culture, the 35th anniversary broadcast will once again spotlight special musical guests ranging from established superstars to intro essential new voices that will carry the music of communities into the future.

This year, this collection includes multi-GRAMMY and/or LATIN GRAMMY winners such as Colombian champion Vallenato and former Hispanic Heritage Award winner Carlos Vives, beloved Mexican singer-songwriter Julieta Venegas and one of principal Cuban ambassadors of Timba/tropical music Aymée Nuviola.

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Olga Custodio – Hispanic Heritage STEM Prize 2022

New-generation stars are also represented by Panamanian singer-songwriter Urban, who is already certified platinum Boza, Interscope signed rising Puerto Rican star Robi (who will pay a heartfelt tribute to LEGEND winner Daddy Yankee), and the first nationally televised performance of Cuban-raised, and now Nashville-based captivating guitarist and rock singer Hector Tellez Jr, – whose prowess already find him backed by Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Peter Buck and veterans of the Seattle rock scene Barrett Martin (producer and drummer) and bassist Dune Butler.

Los Lobos - 2022 Arts Award Winner

Los Lobos – 2022 Arts Award Winner

This year’s deserving honorees highlighted throughout the show are pioneering Reggaeton superstar Daddy Yankee, Marvel Studios executive producer Victoria Alonso, Oscar winner Ariana Debose, multiple GRAMMY winners Los Lobos, aviation pioneer Olga Custodio and Back To The Roots co-founders Alejandro Velez and Nikhil Arora.

Ariana DeBose - 2022 Inspira Hispanic Heritage Award

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Ariana DeBose – 2022 Inspira Hispanic Heritage Award

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Nikhil Arora & Alejandro Velez - Co-founders, Back to the Roots - ENTREPRENEURSHIP AWARD 2022

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Nikhil Arora & Alejandro Velez – Co-founders, Back to the Roots – ENTREPRENEURSHIP AWARD 2022

“We are thrilled to honor another inspiring class of Hispanic Heritage Laureates and pay tribute to them through these incredible performers and performers on the PBS show,” said Jose Antonio Tijerino, president and CEO of HHF. “Thanks to PBS and our business partners, we will be able to share our celebration of cultural pride, achievement, and vision with all of America during Hispanic Heritage Month and throughout the year. Stay tuned listen to our announcement for the celebration in person.

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