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Spanish Daily Journal
     February 13, 2019      #56-44 sdj 0
 
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In this photo of May 16, 2010, Mario Quintero, of the Mexican band Los Tucanes de Tijuana, during a presentation at the Vive Grupero music festival in Mexico City. Quintero will be recognized with the highest honor of the BMI Latino Awards, announced on Wednesday, February 13, 2019. The singer will
Mario Quintero is recognized with the highest award BMI Latin Awards

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Mexican singer-songwriter Mario Quintero will be recognized with the highest honor at the BMI Latin Awards, it was announced Wednesday. The leader of Los Tucanes de Tijuana will receive the BMI Presidential Award for his outstanding achievements and contributions to the Latin music community over more than 32 years.

"Mario Quintero was the first artist I signed when I joined BMI, and when I honored him with the BMI Presidential Award, I feel we closed a circle," said Delia Orjuela, vice president of BMI's Latin department, in a statement.

"He is an iconic artist and singer whose lyrics transcend generations on a global level," he added, noting that, as leader of Los Tucanes de ...

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