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Christian Cázares to emcee the Brillante Gala

Christian graduated from California State University, Monterey Bay. He broke into the television industry as an intern with Televisa, and has worked in San Diego, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, and Philadelphia. He has been nominated for five Emmy Awards for investigation and other categories. Christian has also received numerous awards from San Diego Press Club and the Society of Professional Journalism. His work has been recognized by California State Assembly for shining light on various consumer issues as well. Christian also served as a board member of the National Association of Television Arts and Science (NATAS) for the Pacific Southwest chapter.

Prospanica is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2017 Brillante Awards, whom we will honor in Philadelphia at the Brillante Gala on Wednesday, September 27.

Brillante Award Recipient – Community Service Excellence
Dr. Juan Andrade, Jr.

Brillante Award Recipient - Corporate Excellence

Brillante Award Recipient- Educational Excellence
Georgia State University, J. Mack Robinson College of Business

Brillante Award Recipient - Entrepreneurial Excellence
Gabriel Mandujano

Brillante Award Recipient – Prospanica Member Excellence
Alejandro Roman


Brillante Entertainment

DJ RAHSAAN (1st performance: DJ performance)
NYC-born/Philly-based Producer & DJ Rahsaan has been on the forefront of the 'world beat' industry for over 20 years. Rahsaan's sets consist of dancefloor-ready international grooves and pulsing tropical rhythms. Whether it's designing soundscapes for art exhibitions or New York Fashion Week, or sharing the stage with global acts like Calle 13, Bomba Estereo, Manu Chao, and the Gipsy Kings: the people know Rahsaan elevates the energy through music.


FUNK SALSA URBAN (2nd performance: full salsa orchestra configuration)
New York based Latin band F.S.U (Funk Salsa Urban) are making their official debut into the music scene with their first single "Amazing". Inspired by 90's Latin group DLG, Funk Salsa Urban is fusing the basic Salsa rhythms with elements of Funk & Urban to create an inner city new sound. Between fusing the different types of rhythms they are also using Spanglish lyrics to cater to a broader audience. "Latinos born in the US speak both languages simultaneously, so why not mirror that in our songs". The group¹s vision is to innovate the music genre, Salsa, that hasn't been performing/selling well the past few years. "People all over the world love Latin Rhythms. We are just trying to contribute our part and be innovative to fit in this current multi-cultural environment."