AIGA Unidos presents Hispanic Heritage Talks 2020: Charla with Walter Suhr

AIGA Houston is a proud collaborator of AIGA Unidos' first-ever event series, Hispanic Heritage Talks. This series of virtual talks will occur during Hispanic Heritage Month, and features Latinx and Hispanic creatives from different backgrounds and disciplines.

Join us on Thursday, September 17, as we Charla (chat) with Walter Suhr, bandleader/founder of MangoPunch! He will be sharing some of his music and answering ten questions about his creative process.

About the Artist

Mango Punch! is a six-time winner of a Houston Press Music Award. The band was formed by Walter Suhr, an award-winning songwriter, to provide musical entertainment with high standards of excellence and authenticity. Their uniquely diverse repertoire spans a broad gamut of styles: from Top 40, swing, disco, R&B, and country to salsa, merengue, vallenato, cumbia, and more.

Mango Punch! has unparalleled experience performing in major concerts and events, like the pregame show of world-renowned Super Bowl XXXVIII (with Willie Nelson, Toby Keith, Aerosmith, and Beyoncé) and the inaugural ceremony for both Major White (2002) and Major Parker (2010) of Houston.

As a songwriter, Walter Suhr won many awards, including The USA Songwriting Competition in 2014; The John Lennon Songwriting Contest (Finalist 2014); First place winner: 9th annual Billboard Songwriting Contest (Latin category); First Place Winner: Carnavalero de Oro in Tenerife, Spain (2006); Second Place Winner: Los Compositores (2010); Festival de las Islas Canarias (2005), Finalist: Unisong Top 20 (2007), Honorary Mention Winner: Billboard World Song Contest (2010).

Zoom Instructions

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Safety Measures

This live stream will be hosted from the MangoPunch! Studio and AIGA Houston is doing its part to take proper safety measures during the COVID-19 pandemic by following ethical CDC guidelines. We will be cleaning and disinfecting all surfaces, washing hands, and following the 6-feet rule to avoid close contact.


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When & Where
Thu, Sep 17, 2020 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM CDT