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 the 2022 Billboard Latin Music Week Tuesday (Sept. 27).
Moderated by Billboard Latin senior writer Griselda Flores, the three creatives discussed how they actively try to make their mark on the world by improving it with their art.
Below are some memorable quotes from each panelist:
Carrion leaves 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 most importantly, give it your full potential and be the best , you can be.
Zambrano on building options: “I did it all. I knocked on many doors and was very consistent. I stood in front of every door because I knew the opportunities would not come to my door. Persistence is the most beautiful quality anyone can have.”
Hernandez on social issues: “I try to use my platforms as often as I can to raise awareness about social issues. It’s important to me to speak up when other people don’t have the same opportunities. I try to help give them a voice. For me it’s about being a good and honest person.”
Coinciding with National Hispanic Heritage Month, Billboard Latin Music Week includes workshops and panels with 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 music premieres by Bizarrap, Elena Rose, Ozuna, Mariah Angeliq and BRESH, who will throw the ultimate closing party at Oasis in Miami’s Wynwood.
For 30 years, Billboard Latin Music Week has been the longest-running and largest Latin music industry gathering in the world. It will also coincide with the 2022 Billboard Latin Music Awards in September. 29, in Miami. The Billboard Latin Music Awards will air live on Telemundo and will also be simulcast on the Spanish entertainment cable network, Universo, and throughout Latin America and the Caribbean on Telemundo Internacional.