Roque Cordero, famed composer and conductor, was born in Panama City, Panama on August 16, 1917. Cordero was educated at the University of Minnesota in the US. He was a guest conductor on stages in Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Chile, Panama, Spain, and the US. Cordero received numerous awards for his work, including a Guggenheim fellowship. He was a professor at the Illinois State University and Indiana University; the Latin American Music Center at the latter university holds a collection of his work.
https://latinxalmanac.com/wp-content/uploads/1917/08/August-16-1917-Roque-Cordero.jpg 270 220 Barbara Mitchell https://latinxalmanac.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/Latinx-Almanac-Logo-for-Enfold-300x138.jpg Barbara Mitchell1917-08-16 20:17:432020-02-24 23:51:48Happy Birthday to Roque Cordero, Musician