Two people well known to broadcasters were to be honored Tuesday night by the Merage Foundation for the American Dream at a dinner in Washington, DC and BMI proudly noted its ties to both: BMI songwriter/artist Gloria Estefan and BMI Board member Amador Bustos.
Estefan, internationally renowned songwriter, recording artist and author, will receive the National Leadership Award in Music, Arts & Culture, while Bustos, President and CEO of Bustos Media LLC, will receive the Foundation’s National Leadership Award in Media.
The Merage Foundation for the American Dream is dedicated to helping immigrants join mainstream America and become leaders in their communities and in the nation as a whole. It encourages all Americans to recognize and celebrate the contributions of new Americans and their individual and collective impact on the nation. Estefan was born in Cuba and Bustos in Mexico.
RBR-TVBR observation: No doubt one of them will be invited to entertain the gathering by singing – and we hope it’s not Amador!