Latin Grammy-nominated pop-vocal group Voz a Voz is coming to Queens.
Voz a Voz will be performing at the Latino Stars Awards & Networking Event, which honors prominent Latin New Yorkers, at Terrace on the Park in Flushing Meadows Corona Park on Oct. 16.
The Latin Billboard and Latin Grammy nominee group began their musical journey in the Dominican Republic in 2005. They released their first album “En Presencia del Futuro” under the record label UBO and later moved to New York City.
In 2007, the group went on a nationwide tour of the U.S. and were nominated in the Latin Billboard awards for Best Pop Album and Group/Duo of the Year. They were also later nominated in the Latin Grammy awards. They were also invited to participate in the recording of the American national anthem in Spanish, alongside Wyclef Jean, Shakira and Pitbull, among others.
New York native Ronny Mercedes joined the group in 2009. Voz a Voz is currently charting at number three on the U.S. Billboard Latin charts and are number one in Mexico.
Voz a Voz recently launched their latest album, “Destiny,” under Sony Music/Luz Record-Golden Pen. The album includes their 2011 hit single “I Swear” and other songs such as “Un Dia Mas (Loca)” and “El Mejor Perfume.”
Mercedes is currently on a tour in Europe but he will perform together with the group at the Latino Stars event.
The Latin Stars event will begin at 6 p.m. with a business expo with networking opportunities. It will be followed by dinner and an awards ceremony. The event will conclude with a charity raffle benefiting the nonprofit organization Hispanics Across America.
Among those expected to attend the event are Ruben Diaz Jr., the Bronx borough president; City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito; Geraldo Rivera, a prominent author, attorney and TV anchor; Ms. Republica Dominicana U.S. 2013 Thatiana Diaz; and Ines Rosales, FOX 5’s traffic reporter.
Lifetime Achievement Awards will be given to Fernando Mateo, founder of the New York State Federation of Taxi Drivers, and Stella Mateo, founder of SheRides, a car service app.