Treasured as Tejano music icons—celebrated their recognition as 2019 National Endowment for the Arts National Heritage Fellows after a successful nomination by Graciela Sanchez, Director of the Esperanza Peace and Justice Center.

Before their celebratory performance, U.S. Representative Lloyd Doggett (D-San Antonio) gave a speech in their honor, reflecting on the power of their art: “We cannot recognize the height of your achievement without also acknowledging the steep uphill climb that you faced,” said Rep. Doggett.

“Now, we must continue to brighten all the spotlights we can find and train them on your stage, because these honors are long past due.” After celebrating this accomplishment in San Antonio, Las Tesoros traveled to Washington, D.C. for their national award ceremony.

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