July 1, 2011
BMI recently partnered with the Florida Association of Broadcasters (FAB) to present a musical tribute to Gloria and Emilio Estefan, who the FAB honored with the organization’s Service to Florida Award. Staged at the FAB’s annual conference at the Eden Roc Renaissance Hotel in Miami Beach, the celebration featured Ricardo and Alberto Gaitan, Grammy-winning longtime associates of the Estefans. The Gaitans gathered a band of Latin all-stars for the tribute, including award-winning percussionist and BMI songwriter Archie Peña, and up-and-comers Sohanny and Norka, and together, the ace group delivered an inspiring medley of favorite Gloria Estefan hits. Pictured after the tribute are Alberto Gaitan, Sohanny, Ricardo Gaitan, Emilio and Gloria Estefan, Norka, FAB Chair & Univision Senior VP Claudia Puig, BMI’s Delia Orjuela, FAB President & CEO Pat Roberts, and BMI’s Dan Spears and Jessica Roffe.