Los Angeles, CA -­‐ Hohner is proud to have participated in the 4th edition of PREMIOS DE LA CALLE, a star-­‐studded event featuring the most famous artists in the Mexican Music Scene. This year, the event focused on recognizing the incredible career of the legendary Juan Villarreal. Also, Paulino Bernal was celebrated by his peers for his contribution to the music world. “Paulino Bernal is a pioneer and a true legend who changed the course of accordion music. There will never be another Paulino Bernal,” commented Juan Villareal

As a highlight of the event, Hohner presented LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS to Juan Villarreal and Paulino Bernal. Among other awards presented, Hohner Artist Alfredo “El Zurdo” Gonzalez, accordion player for Los Tucanes De Tijuana, was presented best accordionist of 2012. Hohner premiered its new Anacleto Collection of Italian-­‐made accordions to an enthusiastic audience comprised of the top musicians in the music scene today and Juan Villarreal performed with his Anacleto accordion on stage to the thrill and delight of his adoring fans.

Premios De La Calle is a premiere awards event covered by international media and press with the red carpet filled with the “Who’s Who”, A list of stars of the Norteña and Mexican Music Scene. Some of the night’s guests include Los Cachorros de Juan Villareal, Los Tucanes de Tijuana, Voz de Mando, composer Benny Comacho, Juan Jose Rendon, Nacho Hernandez, Omar Sanchez, Los Brindados, Fuerza de Tijuana, Banda Imperio, Los Hijos Hernandez, and many more.Hohner is a proud sponsor of Premios De La Calle 2012 and will be working together with other partners to bring about more exciting events in the years to come.

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