Eladio Carrión, Ugly Primo aka Adrian Hernandez and Maricel (Chacha) Zambrano were part of the “Deja Tu Huella: The Art of Giving Presented by Cheetos” panel at Billboard 2022 Latin Music Week on Tuesday (September 27).
Moderated by Billboard Latin American writer Griselda Flores, the three creators explained how they actively try to leave their mark on the world by improving it with their art.
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Below, see some memorable quotes from each panelist:
Carrion on leaving his mark in his art: “At the end of the day, whether it’s in sports or music, I try to be the best person I can be. “Deja tu Huella” means many things, but the most important thing is to give it its full potential and be the best you can be.
Zambrano on creative opportunities: ” I did everything. I’ve knocked on many doors and been very consistent. I stood in front of every door because I knew opportunities were not going to come to my door. Perseverance is the best quality one can have.”
Hernandez on social issues: “I try to use my platforms as often as possible to raise awareness about social issues. It’s essential for me to speak up when other people don’t have the same opportunities. I try to help express them. To me, it’s about being a good and honest person.
Coinciding with National Hispanic Heritage Month, Billboard Latin Music Week includes workshops and panels featuring artists such as Christina Aguilera, Romeo Santos, Camilo, Nicky Jam, Wisin y Yandel, Maluma, Chayanne, Ivy Queen, Grupo Firme, Bizarrap, Blessd, Grupo Firme and many more. The event also includes superstar concerts, intimate showcases and new musical creations from Bizarrap, Elena Rose, Ozuna, Mariah Angeliq and BRESH, who will host the ultimate closing party at Oasis in Miami’s Wynwood.
For 30 years, Billboard Latin Music Week has been the oldest and largest gathering of the Latin music industry in the world. It will also coincide with the 2022 Billboard Latin Music Awards on September 29 in Miami. The Billboard Latin Music Awards will be broadcast live on Telemundo, and will also be simulcast on Spanish entertainment cable network, Universo, and throughout Latin America and the Caribbean on Telemundo Internacional.